Call for Papers – 25th Annual IPHC

Pass­ive House – The key to sus­tain­able build­ings! is the slo­gan for the up­com­ing 25th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Wup­per­tal, Germany. We are look­ing for your pro­jects, research and new de­vel­op­ments to cre­ate an in­spir­ing and varied pro­gramme. You have the op­por­tun­ity to sub­mit your ab­stract on­line un­til the 15th of Feb­ru­ary, 2021. 

Who can sub­mit an ab­stract?The Call for Pa­pers is open to every­one! We welcome all con­tri­bu­tions that demonstrate how Pass­ive House is a key to sus­tain­ab­il­ity. We kindly ask you not to sub­mit more than two con­tri­bu­tions per per­son.

What’s the pro­ced­ure?After the dead­line for sub­mis­sions on 15 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the sci­en­tif­ic ad­vis­ory board will evaluate the submitted con­tri­bu­tions. At the ad­vis­ory board meet­ing, 80 con­tri­bu­tions will be se­lec­ted on the basis of their rank­ing. The speak­ers are ex­pec­ted to be in­formed about the outcome of their submissions in April 2021. The con­fer­en­ce pro­gramme will sub­se­quently be pub­lished on our web­site.


  • Pi­on­eer­ing Pass­ive House: Use of eco­lo­gic­al con­struc­tion ma­ter­i­als
  • En­ergy ef­fi­ciency and re­new­ables? Why not both!
  • Pass­ive house: A proven path­way to nZEB
  • Fu­ture-proof and com­fort­able – even in the face of cli­mate change!
  • Pass­ive house is cool: cool­ing con­cepts in Pass­ive House build­ings
  • Pass­ive House world­wide: Im­ple­ment­a­tion in emer­ging eco­nom­ies
  • A healthy way to learn and work: Vent­il­a­tion sys­tems in Pass­ive houses
  • Pre­fab­ric­a­tion at the highest level: New build and ren­ov­a­tion
  • It keeps get­ting bet­ter: Us­ing Pass­ive House com­pon­ents
  • Mul­tiple storeys – max­im­um ef­fi­ciency: Pass­ive House apart­ment build­ings
  • Chal­lenge ac­cep­ted: En­ergy-ef­fi­cient non-res­id­en­tial build­ings
  • Live bet­ter in en­ergy ef­fi­cient neigh­bour­hoods
  • Out of the niche: Com­mu­nic­at­ing Pass­ive House suc­cess­fully
  • Polit­ics and Pass­ive House: Fund­ing for high en­ergy ef­fi­ciency
  • The cus­tom­er is king: Pass­ive House from the cli­ent’s per­spect­ive
  • Tools and con­cepts for Pass­ive House im­ple­ment­a­tion
  • Lifelong Learn­ing: Train­ing and qual­ity as­sur­ance

Thank you and we look for­ward to see­ing you in Wup­per­tal!