Take the op­por­tun­ity to deep­en your know­ledge in the run up to the con­fer­en­ce or right after the event! Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te of­fers a vari­ety of ba­sic and ad­vanced work­shops. As a spe­cial of­fer for this years work­shop par­ti­cipants, we provide free ac­cess to our E-learn­ing platt­form. Take ad­vant­age of our wide range of on­line work­shops.

Please note that these work­shops are not in­cluded in the con­fer­en­ce tick­et and have to be booked and paid ad­di­tion­ally.

All Eng­lish work­shops will be con­sec­ut­ively trans­lated in­to Chinese.



Ba­sic Work­shops, Tues­day, 8 Oc­to­ber 2019


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Tues­day, 8 Oc­to­ber 2019, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pass­ive House design: PHPP ba­sics
(in Chinese)

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





Tues­day, 8 Oc­to­ber 2019, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pass­ive House Ba­sics (in Chinese)

For rep­res­ent­at­ives, ad­min­is­trat­ive and tech­nic­al staff from mu­ni­cip­al­it­ies, cit­ies and rur­al dis­tricts, this event of­fers suc­cess­ful prac­tic­al ex­amples with con­crete tips and in­struc­tions for im­ple­ment­a­tion. Be­gin­ners and ex­perts will get an over­view of the tech­nic­al and eco­nom­ic pos­sib­il­it­ies and de­vel­op­ments in en­ergy ef­fi­cient con­struc­tion.


Tues­day, 8 Oc­to­ber 2019, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pass­ive House design: design­PH (in Chinese)

We will de­mon­strate how a build­ing mod­el can eas­ily be set up us­ing the 3D plan­ning tool design­PH, to re­ceive pre­lim­in­ary feed­back on the en­ergy per­form­ance of your sketch designs. Learn how to re­fine the build­ing en­ergy mod­el to im­prove the ef­fi­ciency.

Ad­vanced Work­shops, Sat­urday, 12 Oc­to­ber 2019



Sat­urday, 12 Oc­to­ber 2019, 2:30 - 6:30 pm

Cli­mate pro­tec­tion at dis­trict level - plan­ning and ev­al­u­ation with dis­trict­PH

Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te has de­ve­loped a tool with which de­vel­op­ment or ret­ro­fit­ting scen­ari­os can be ev­al­u­ated at dis­trict level. dis­trict­PH helps with ques­tions about suit­able sup­ply op­tions and sens­ible design for re­medi­ation sub­sidies and shows how a net zero-en­ergy dis­trict can be achieved. This work­shop will present the ba­sic fea­tures of dis­trict­PH and present prac­tic­al ex­amples.


Sat­urday, 12 Oc­to­ber 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


This work­shop will sum­mar­ise the find­ings from vari­ous stud­ies on Pass­ive Houses in dif­fer­ent cli­mates of the world, car­ried out at the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te. The im­port­ance of air­tight con­struc­tion and the in­flu­en­ces on en­er­get­ic and mois­ture is­sues un­der the ma­jor cli­mat­ic bound­ary con­di­tions will be ­poin­ted out.


Sat­urday, 12 Oc­to­ber 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

bim2PH - BIM and PHPP

BIM2PH is the new in­ter­face concept for BIM tools to ex­port pro­ject data from 3D mod­els to PHPP. This work­shop will ex­plain how to in­tro­duce en­ergy ef­fi­ciency para­met­ers in­to BIM mod­els and in­tro­duce the fea­tures of the BIM2PH con­vert­er tool to ex­port data to PHPP.



Sat­urday, 12 Oc­to­ber 2019, 2:30 - 6:30 pm

En­ergy ef­fi­cient hot wa­ter sys­tems 

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.


Sat­urday, 12 Oc­to­ber 2019, 2:30 - 6:30 pm

Com­mis­sion­ing and mon­it­or­ing 

The work­shop will fo­cus on qual­ity as­sur­ance as well as com­mon MVHR com­mis­sion­ing is­sues and sug­ges­tions on how to tackle them. The most im­port­ant find­ings of the 52nd ses­sion of the Re­search group for cost-ef­fect­ive Pass­ive House build­ings will be sum­mar­ised.


Sat­urday, 12 Oc­to­ber 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cool­ing and de­hu­mid­i­fic­a­tion 

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.

Ad­vanced Work­shops, Sunday, 13 Oc­to­ber 2019



Sunday, 13 Oc­to­ber 2019, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm  

Thermal Bridge cal­cu­la­tion (full day)

Ac­quire in-depth know­ledge on the sub­ject of thermal bridges - in­dis­pens­able for the en­ergy ef­fi­cient plan­ning of com­plex build­ings. You will also learn how to cal­cu­late thermal bridges us­ing the free THERM pro­gramme.



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Sunday, 13 Oc­to­ber 2019, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Vent­il­a­tion (full day)

Be­come fa­mil­i­ar with con­cepts of con­trolled vent­il­a­tion in­clud­ing a prom­ising ap­proach to­wards less in­vest­ment costs: facade-in­teg­rated vent­il­a­tion, de­cent­ral­ized solu­tions and com­pact units.

Sun­day, 13 Oc­to­ber 2019, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Win­dows Work­shop (full day)

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. Ad­di­tio­nal­ly, par­ti­ci­pants will be ab­le to con­vin­ce pro­du­cers in their re­gio­nal mar­kets to ma­nu­fac­ture the­se high-per­for­man­ce win­dows in their re­spec­ti­ve re­gi­ons.


Sat­urday, 12 Oc­to­ber 2019, 12:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, 13 Oc­to­ber 2019, 9:00 am - 5:45 pm

Train-the-Train­er Course

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 course pro­vider for cer­ti­fied Pass­ive Hou­se de­sign­ers or tra­des­people courses.

If you want to be­come ac­cred­ited as a course pro­vider and take part in the free train-the train­er course please send your ap­plic­a­tion to the Pass­ive House In­sti­tu­te (de­sign­ After re­cog­ni­tion as a course pro­vider you will get an in­vit­a­tion for the train-the-train­er course.