Passive House Institute announces the Component Award 2016 for ventilation solutions

Passive House Institute announces the Component Award 2016 for ventilation solutions

The Passive House Institute (PHI) announced the first Component Award for ventilation systems. The award will be presented at the 20th International Passive House Conference, which will be held from 22 to 23 April 2016 in Darmstadt, Germany.

Ventilation with heat recovery is absolutely essential in energy efficient construction. The application of such systems in practice often fails due to high costs, though. In order to promote low-cost approaches which can facilitate the breakthrough of this key technology in the mass market, the Passive House Institute has announced the Component Award 2016 for ventilation solutions for residential buildings.

Entry deadline: December 31, 2015

A typical 1960s building is the evaluation basis for the Component Award 2016. What matters is a life cycle assessment that takes into account all costs – for the device itself, but also for components, ductwork, installation, and other necessary expenses such as encasing of the ventilation unit or suspended ceilings. Detailed tendering documents are now available online.

This competition is part of the EU-funded EuroPHit project. For further information, you can access the relevant Passive House Institute press release HERE.

Source: http://www.buildup.eu