IREM award

Prize to celebrate elegant energy efficiency

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Passive House Institute is now accepting submissions for its international architecture prize for elegant energy efficiency. Any building that has attained Passive House, Low Energy or EnerPHit for existing building retrofit certification is eligible for the 2020 competition, as are multi-phase developments or districts if at least one certified building has been completed and an integrated renewable energy supply is functioning.

“We wish to draw attention to the fact that Passive House buildings actively contribute to climate protection and that these are sophisticatedly designed projects. That’s what we want to honour architects for,” says Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passive House Institute.

Architects of acclaimed projects worldwide will serve on this year’s jury, tasked with assessing the design merits, cost-efficiency and energy supply of the award candidates. Jury members include: Deborah Moelis; principal and founding member of U.S. based Handel Architects; Ana Sánchez-Ostiz, associate professor at the School of Architecture at University of Navarra in Spain; Song Yehao, director of the Institute for Architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing; and Tom Wright, principal and co-founder of WKK Architects, based in the United Kingdom.

Entries will be accepted until June 1, 2020. The prize will be conveyed in September at the International Passive House Conference in Berlin.

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