Basic Workshops



Monday, 24 & Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 9:00 - 6:00

PHPP basics (English & German)

This 2-day workshop provides basic knowledge of the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), the energy balancing and planning tool for efficient buildings and retrofits.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:00 - 5:00

Passive House – a contribution to climate protection (German)

Learn the Passive House Basics and recieve recommendations from experts on practical implementation. Municipal representatives and architects will also report on their Passive House projects.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:00 - 5:30

designPH basics (English & German)

Are you already familiar with PHPP? Then come and explore the advantages of designPH, the new SketchUp based plugin for the 3D modelling of Passive House buildings.

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Advanced Workshops



Thursday, 27 April 2017, 9:00 - 1:00

Energy efficient hot water systems (English) 

The energy demand for the provision of hot water plays a dominant role in the energy balance of residential Passive House buildings. This workshop presents and discusses saving potentials and planning recommendations for the selection of heat generators, minimising energy losses from distribution and storage, heat recovery and water saving measures.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017, 9:00 - 1:00

Commissioning and performance optimisation (English)

This workshop will summarise the most important findings of the 52nd session of the Research group for Cost effective Passive Houses. The workshop will look at quality assurance as well as common MVHR commsissioning issues and suggestions on how to tackle them.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:30 - 6:30

Cooling and dehumidification (English)

This workshop is fully booked. If you want to be set on the waiting list, write "Waiting list workshop Cooling&dehumidification" in the comments field of the conference registration. Thank you.

This workshop provides an overview of cooling and dehumidification strategies for Passive House buildings. After initial considerations on the reduction of cooling energy demand, the main focus will be on the energy efficient, cost-effective and efficient supply and distribution of cooling in Passive House buildings in warm climates.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:30pm-6:30pm

Windows Workshop (English)

The global demand for highly efficient and cost-effective windows exceeds the current production expertise thus leading to market shortages. This workshop is intended to contribute towards eliminating these shortages by providing specialist knowledge on high-performance windows.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
9:00 - 1:00 (English) | 2:30 - 6:30 (German)

Deep retrofits with PHPP (English & German)

We recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to know how PHPP can help you with planning and verification of deep retrofits. We will present PHPP‘s numerous features and capabilities for application to the building stock - before as well as after energy retrofit. We will also focus on the specifics of EnerPHit verification according to component quality or heating/ cooling demand. You will learn how the EnerPHit classes Plus or Premium can be achieved by complementing energy efficiency with renewable energy generation.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017:
2:30 - 6:30 (English) | 9:00 - 1:00 (German)

Tips and tricks for designPH (English & German)

The workshop will cover advanced use of designPH, with a focus on sharing tips, tricks and experiences that can be used for interrogating and troubleshooting the model, optimising the design and modelling more complex building geometries. Participants will also receive an outlook on further new developments being implemented for designPH 2.0.

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Monday, 1 May 2017, 12:30am - 5:30pm and Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 9:00am - 5:45pm


This course takes place subsequently to the International Passive House Conference and is adressed to everybody who is fascinated by the Passive House and would like to share their knowledge as a speaker in courses for certified Passive House designers or certified Passive House tradespersons.

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