Registration to EU Sustainable Energy Week extended!

Within the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015, the Active House Alliance and the International Passive House Association is co-organising a conference on the “Implementation of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings on national level” in Brussels. The conference, which is part of the EU Policy Events supported by the European Commission, will take place on 18 June between 11.00 and 12.30 in the premises of the Committee of the Regions.

To secure your place, please register to the policy conference until 12 June midday here. Note that in case of available places, you can also register on-site!


Purpose of the event: The conference will discuss and present the implementation of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) into national legislation, with the purpose of showing the national development, and to bring forward examples on NZEB projects. The presentations will be based on Passive House and Active House philosophies and will be followed by a dialog on what is needed to strengthen the implementation further.

Part one: Where are we with the implementation and methodologies?

  • General introduction from the European Commission on NZEB, voluntary certifications scheme and the process for the review of the EPBD that is due by the end of 2016. by Paula Rey García, European Commission, DG Energy
  • Presentation of Passive House Standard, by Amina Lang, International Passive House Association
  • Presentation of the Active House Methodology, by Kurt Emil Eriksen, Secretary General, Active House Alliance

Part two: What have we already learned with development of NZEB buildings?

  • Presentations from Austria, by Johannes Kislinger, Innovative Gebäude and Günter Lang, Passivhaus Austria
  • Presentation from Germany, by Prof. Dr. Natalie Eßig, HS München, ESSIGPLAN GmbH, AktivPlus EV
  • Presentation from Netherlands, by Erwin Mlecnik, TU Delft

Part three: How can the EU commission strengthen the implementation and what should be integrated in the revision of the EPBD?

  • Plenary debate, moderated by Active House Alliance and International Passive House Association
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