In late April, the 20th International Passive House Conference was held in Darmstadt, Germany. The pilgrimage is made from all over the world by hundreds of delegates keen to share, learn and showcase the building standard as it is articulated in various countries, cultures and climate zones.

The conference welcomed 1,000 delegates from 56 countries and offered a few key messages. Here are some of the main takeaways: 1.     Passivhaus is durable A major reason for returning to the birthplace of the Passivhaus standard was to revisit the original ‘experiment,’ the Kranichstein Passivhaus. Wolfgang Feist’s own home,…