The International Passive House Conference will constitute a forum for the exchange of information regarding global trends in the field of energy efficient building construction also in 2015. Six months before the event in Leipzig, the Scientific Conference Advisory Board has selected the submissions to be presented. The abstracts submitted this year were again of a very high standard – making the task of the 23-member committee of experts accordingly difficult.
Every improvement in energy efficient building products makes it that much easier to achieve an energy revolution. Advancements in building envelope components as well as in mechanical systems are especially important, as these products work to save the energy that is the most seasonally concentrated and that can only hardly be covered via the sun. Only buildings designed to effectively bring heating and cooling needs to very low levels can truly facilitate the transition from a reliance on fossil fuels to renewables.