Key­note speak­er plen­ary | Sat­urday 11 March

Keyno­te Spea­ker Ple­nary of the 26th In­ter­na­tio­na­l Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce

Satu­rday, 11th March 2023, Ter­ras­sensaal D + E

In Wies­ba­den with live broad­cast­ing for par­ti­cipants

Eng­lish Ses­sion


Time (CET) Speak­er Lec­ture                                          

8.30 am

Jan Steiger | Passivhaus Institut


Open­ing of the key­note speak­er plen­ary

8.35 am
Andrew Arifuzzaman | University of Toronto Scarbrough

The Jour­ney of Pas­si­ve Hou­se in To­ron­to: Dri­ving Sys­tem Change and Buil­ding Ca­pa­ci­ty

The exe­cu­ti­on of a new Uni­ver­si­ty of To­ron­to Scar­bo­rough Pas­si­ve Hou­se re­si­dence was in­ten­tio­nal­ly de­si­gned to broad­ly en­ga­ge with in­ves­tors, con­sul­tants, lo­cal au­t­ho­ri­ties and buil­ders to build lo­cal know­led­ge, ex­per­ti­se and pas­si­on for Pas­si­ve Hou­se and de-risk fu­ture pro­jects wi­thin the re­gi­on.

8.55 am

Justin Bere | bere:architects

Is Pas­si­ve Hou­se key to un­lock­ing a de­car­bo­ni­sed grid?

Elec­tric heat pumps and elec­tric trans­port are needed to de­car­bon­ise our eco­nom­ies, but does this con­sider the peak load prob­lem that will oc­cur when heat pumps are in­stalled in 29 mil­li­on or­din­ary homes in the UK? This study finds that the Pass­ive House stand­ard may be the key to un­lock­ing an af­ford­able, sus­tain­able, and real­ist­ic de­car­bon­isa­tion plan. 
9.15 am                        
Kate de Selincourt | Freelance writer and researcher

The Po­ten­ti­al of Pas­siv­haus to Pro­tect Peo­ple in Ex­tre­me Fi­nan­ci­al Dis­tress

In the UK high en­er­gy pri­ces and poor hou­sing lea­ve ma­ny peo­ple un­a­ble to he­at their ho­mes. Mo­del­ling and an­ec­do­te sug­gest un­hea­ted Pas­siv­haus main­tain sa­fe tem­pe­ra­tu­res in cool wea­ther for 5 days or mo­re. In win­ter tem­pe­ra­tu­res al­so re­main si­gni­fi­cant­ly hig­her than in non-Pas­siv­haus

9.35 am
Raphaël Vibert | Herz & Lang GmbH

The PH-Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on can eit­her be a bur­den or a migh­ty qua­li­ty ca­ta­ly­ser!

This present­a­tion arose from our 15 years of in­ter­na­tion­al ex­per­i­en­ce as cer­ti­fi­ers and from the suc­cess­ful En­erPHit Ret­ro­fit of the Ken Soble Tower in Hamilton (2021). It aims at giv­ing a gen­er­al guid­ance on the Pass­ive House Cer­ti­fic­a­tion Pro­cess to help design teams to choose the right path­way for their own pro­jects.

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