Sci­entif­ic Ad­vis­ory Board

Sci­en­tif­ic Ad­vis­ory Board 2024

Every year, more than one hun­dred con­tri­bu­tions on Pass­ive House pro­jects from all over the world are sub­mit­ted via the Call for Pa­pers to the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce. An in­de­pend­ent Sci­en­tif­ic Ad­vis­ory Board ev­al­u­ates the nu­mer­ous sub­mis­sions and se­lects 40 to 50 con­tri­bu­tions based on a rank­ing dur­ing the ad­vis­ory board meet­ings which usu­ally span sev­er­al days. We would like to ex­press our sin­cere thanks for the com­mit­ment of our Con­fer­en­ce Ad­vis­ory Board this year! You can look for­ward to an ex­cit­ing pro­gramme!

  • Dja­han­schah, Sabine | Deutsche Bundess­tif­tung Um­welt DBU
  • Ebel, Witta | Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te
  • Feist, Wolfgang | Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te
  • Ko­pein­ig, Ger­hard | ARCH+MORE Zivil­tech­nik­er
  • Krick, Ben­jam­in | City of Ried­stadt
  • Lepp, Laszlo | PHI Ös­ter­reich
  • Mobers, Dirk | Ver­braucherzen­t­rale NRW
  • Pal­lantzas, Stefan | Hel­len­ic Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te
  • Pfluger, Rain­er | Uni­versity of Inns­bruck
  • Ploß, Mar­tin | En­ergy Agency Vor­arl­berg
  • Reyes, Elena | Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te
  • Sheng, Sichen | PowerCh­ina Shang­hai Elec­tric Power Design In­sti­tu­te - SEPD
  • Simader, Günter | Aus­tri­an En­ergy Agency
  • Steiger, Jan | Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te
  • Stein­müller, Bernd | BSMC
  • Streich­er, Wolfgang | Uni­versity of Inns­bruck
  • Theum­er, Susanne | Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te
  • Tre­but, Fran­ziska | ÖGUT - Aus­tri­an So­ci­ety for En­vir­on­ment and Tech­no­logy
  • Tribus, Mi­chael | Mi­chael Tribus Ar­chi­tec­ture
  • Veke­mans, Étienne | pro­pas­sif France
  • Vo­gt, Anne | VAND ar­qui­tec­tura


Fourth session of the Scientific Advisory Board meetings, 20 October 2023



The fol­low­ing them­at­ic groups served as start­ing points for this year's Call for Pa­pers. However, we gen­er­ally ac­cept all con­tri­bu­tions which high­light that pass­ive houses are key in achiev­ing a more sus­tain­able, cli­mate-friendly built en­vir­on­ment in the fu­ture.

  • En­ergy ef­fi­ciency NOW!
  • PH / En­erPHit for city dis­tricts
  • Pre­fab­ric­a­tion for PH and En­erPHit pro­jects
  • En­ergy ef­fi­ciency and re­new­ables
  • PH con­cepts un­der chal­len­ging cli­mat­ic con­di­tions
  • Keep­ing cool: pass­ive and act­ive cool­ing solu­tions
  • Highly en­ergy-ef­fi­cient non-res­id­en­tial build­ings
  • Tools and meth­ods for im­ple­ment­a­tion
  • Heat pumps and split units for deep ret­ro­fits
  • Highest en­ergy ef­fi­ciency for staged ren­ov­a­tion pro­jects