Cooling and Dehumidification

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

Messe Wien Congress Center, Messeplatz 1, 1021 Vienna, Room: Business Suite 1, Level 1

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.


Time Topic Speaker


Cooling and dehumidification in residential Passive Houses

  • Thermal comfort requirements
  • Passive Cooling - how far does it take us?
  • Active Cooling - how to minimize the need
  • Why we focus on conventional vapour compression cycles
  • On the importance of dehumidification
  • Different approaches for cooling and dehumidification under Passive House boundary conditions: What works? What is affordable? What is energy-efficient? What is available?

Jürgen Schnieders, Passive House Institute


Coffee break



Mini-split, supply air cooling or concrete core activation? Comparing the potential efficiency of active cooling principles for Passive Houses

Sichen Sheng, Passive House Institute


The PHI certification procedure for split cooling systems

Tomas Mikeska, Passive House Institute


Monitoring results of the supply air cooling system in a warm and humid climate zone in Japan

Miwa Mori, Passive House Japan


Monitoring results and experiences from Passive Houses in Greece

Stefanos Pallantzas, Eipak



Jürgen Schnieders, Passive House Institute





Venue: Messe Wien Congress Center | Messeplatz 1 | 1021 Vienna | Austria
Room: Business Suite 1, Level 1

Programme and speakers are subject to change.
The registration desk will be open from 2:00pm.

Based on feedback from workshops in previous years and in an effort to reduce paper consumption, PDF copies of the course materials will be provided to all course participants on the day of the event.


Conference participant
Standard price

iPHA member/student discount €30

Credit points

Pre-conference workshops can be credited as training events towards renewing your certificate.