House Energy Standard is the leading standard for energy
efficient design and construction.
In Europe already more
than 6000 passive house units have been successfully built and completed.
Positive feedback from inhabitants has confirmed what had been projected:
not only energy costs can be reduced drastically, but also the comfort
of living increases significantly by using an energy efficient construction.
efficiency is the key to
high thermal comfort as well as very low energy costs. Excellent
insulation, high quality windows and heat recovery make it possible
not only to reduce the energy requirement just a little bit, but
to substitute the main part of the demand. Products suitable for
passive houses have been developed in Europe, can be produced locally
and installed by local handycrafts. And such products can be used
in refurbishment of existing buildings, too.
The International Passive
House Conference has been established to facilitate the exchange
of ideas, knowledge, and progress in the field of energy efficient
construction and sustainability.
As it has been the tradition
in previous years, the conference is being held every year in a
different region. For the year 2006 the Passive House Institute
and proKlima were pleased to invite you to join us in Hannover/Germany.
The 10th Passive House Conference was held on the 19th and 20th
of May 2006 in the Hannover Congress Centre. As every year, we offered
a field trip to the most interesting passive house projects and
construction sites in the region near Hannover 21st of May 2006.
The newest developments
on highly energy efficient products and construction were introduced
and presented during lectures and in a building technology fair.
The building technology fair of groundbreaking developments in the
sustainable materials and energy efficient systems sector was open
to the public and was held parallel and in addition to the conference.
Many exciting innovations are being presented every year to a wide
audience in an informative way.
Hannover Congress Centrum - How
to get to the HCC (pdf)
The counters open at 7:45 at the Foyer of the main entrance "Kuppelsaal"
of the HCC.
Map of HCC 10th Conference on Passive Houses: HCC
- 10 PHT - Map.
All presentations will begin accurately in time (no academic quarter),
see the programme
2006 May 19th 9:00
am Opening Sessions of the
10. International Conference on Passive Houses
2006 May 20th
8:45 am 10. International Conference on Passive
2006 May 19th and 20th: Exhibition
2006 May 21st :
Guided tour to built Passive Houses and energy efficient
retrofits in the Hannover region