Energy efficient construction has never been so easy – and this is due to the increasing availability of suitable components. The key focus at the International Passive House Conference 2015 in Leipzig was on the latest developments in this area. Experts from around the world presented the enormous savings potential of certified windows, insulation systems and ventilation systems among other things, and at the same time demonstrated their practical implementation. The lectures on 17th and 18th April demonstrated the importance of well-conceived and consistent action in the building sector for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future.

Dietrich Schwarz presented, as guest speaker on Saturday the 18th in Hall 1, the The Neugrün|Mellingen Neighborhood project at the conference. “Neugrüen” in Mellingen is the first large-scale residential development in Minergie-P-Eco and Eco-A energy standard in Switzerland.

Since 1997, the International Passive House Conference has been held annually by the Passive House Institute in different locations. The City of Leipzig, the Saxony Chamber of Architects and the University of Innsbruck were co-organisers of the 2015 Conference. Next year’s conference will take place in Darmstadt, Germany.

For more information about the speakers program at the 19th International Passive House Conference 2015 held at the Congress Center in Leipzig click 19th Internationa Pasive House Conference Programme_Leipzig_2015_UK