Passive House for all!

The International Passive House Conference is the year's premium Passive House event, where about 1000 thought leaders and innovators from around the world gather. Here you will find a wide range of networking opportunities! Presentations, workshops and excursions allow you to share your experience with other professionals and to learn more about the latest Passive House developments. Furthermore, the conference is accompanied by the Passive House exhibition where all leading manufacturers present their latest products! On Friday the evening event is the place to be, don't miss it!

Vienna attracts tourists - and Passive House pioneers

The upcoming Passive House conference will take place in the Austrian capital Vienna which is increasingly turning to energy efficient construction. 2013 saw the opening of the 20-storey RWH.2 office tower, at the time the world's tallest Passive House building.

Call for papers now open!

Thank you for over 250 papers!

The International Passive House Conference 2017 with its theme “Passive House for all” provides a forum for presenting examples and ideas relating to this. The Passive House Institute invites you to submit your abstract until 1 October 2016.

Vienna welcomes Passive House experts

It's been decided: next year’s 21st International Passive House Conference will take place in Vienna. The news was announced today by the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt. "We are very much looking forward to Vienna. Not only the beautiful city, but of course Vienna’s commitment to Passive House," explains Director Dr. Wolfgang Feist. The International Passive House Conference is the meeting place for experts from around the world on energy efficient construction.

Good news for certified Passive House Designers and Consultants!

The International Passive House Conference and pre-conference workshops can be credited as training events towards renewing your certificate. More information about the new examination and certificate regulations are available under this link.

20th International Passive House Conference


The Passive House Standard combines maximum efficiency with optimal comfort. How this works, was demonstrated by about 1000 experts from all over the world on 22 and 23 April 2016 during the International Passive House Conference in Darmstadt. This event also marked an anniversary: 25 years ago, the world's first Passive House building was built just a few kilometres away from the congress centre – and a brand new study, presented at the Conference, proves the sustainability of the concept.

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