Call for Pa­pers



The Call for Pa­pers is closed –  thank you for nu­mer­ous sub­mis­sions!


State­ment: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te and mem­ber of the Sci­en­tif­ic Con­fer­en­ce Ad­vis­ory Board 2023

The next In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce will take place on 5 and 6 April 2024 on the cam­pus "Tech­nik" of the Leo­pold Fran­zens Uni­versity Inns­bruck, Aus­tria. We re­ceived a total of 155 ab­stracts in the call for pa­pers. The fi­nal meet­ing of the sci­en­tif­ic con­fer­en­ce ad­vis­ory board took place on 20 Oc­to­ber 2023. We were over­whelmed by the large num­ber of high-qual­ity con­tri­bu­tions: It may be that we ul­ti­mately re­com­men­ded more ab­stracts for a present­a­tion than the con­fer­en­ce team can ac­co­mod­ate!

By "really good con­tri­bu­tion" I mean the present­a­tion of a build­ing pro­ject or an en­ergy-ef­fi­cient com­pon­ent:

  1. which has been prop­erly planned and fully real­ised
  2. whose rel­ev­ant prop­er­ties have been in­de­pend­ently as­sessed (e.g. air­tight­ness coef­fi­cients meas­ured with a pres­sure test)
  3. which is ad­equately de­scribed in the sup­ple­ment
  4. which provides prac­tic­al test res­ults from real con­struc­tion set­tings

This year's sub­mis­sions to the call for pa­pers fea­ture sev­er­al build­ings that have been in op­er­a­tion for 10 or more years and which provide meas­ur­ing data on liv­ing com­fort and ac­tu­al use. These in­clude meas­ure­ment res­ults for en­ergy-ef­fi­cient ret­ro­fits. We can gain valu­able in­sights in­to the ef­fect­ive­ness of en­ergy ef­fi­ciency meas­ures from these res­ults and nat­ur­ally, these in­sights will be at the centre of the 27th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.

20 Oc­to­ber 2023, Wolfgang Feist


The top­ics of this year's call for pa­pers were:

  • 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

Did you miss this year's call for pa­pers? Then we would be de­lighted if you sub­mit­ted an ab­stract to the call for pa­pers for the next In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce!