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Component Award 2018

In 2018 for the second time running the Component Award will be awarded for ventilation solutions for residential buildings.

The housing sector is once again experiencing steady growth after years of stagnation. The current Component Award will therefore concentrate on cost-effective ventilation solutions for new residential constructions.

A multi-storey building consisting of differently sized apartments with living areas between 50 and 100 m² must be equipped with an overall ventilation system. We are looking for solutions with both low investment costs and a high level of energy efficiency.


Requirements | Details:

Submission deadline:

The submission deadline is 30 November 2017. By this date, all relevant energy values must be available in a verified form. Certifications in process may also be considered, if independently verified energy data is already available.

Documents to be submitted: Participants must deliver design plans with clear documentation of ducting, position of ventilation device and all relevant components. Clear documentation of technical data for all components (such as silencer, frost protection, ducts, outlets, overflow, etc) is also required. Energy values for the device are given with the certificate. Proof of compliance with respective sound levels is also required.


The evaluation of the submissions will be selected by an independent jury of Passive House experts.

Award Winners:

The winners will be awarded and presented at the 22nd International Passive House Conference 2018 in Munich.


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Terms of participation
Instructions for preparing quotations and cost calculation

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Contact person at the Passive House Institute:
Kristin Bräunlich
Subject: Component Award 2018

Press release:

Affordable ventilation for everyone – The International Passive House Conference is the established meeting place for experts in energy efficient construction and retrofitting. This year, the International Passive House Conference took place in Munich. There, the Passive House Institute awarded the Component Award 2018 for new ventilation concepts which are particularly cost-effective and can therefore also be used in social housing. The European Union sponsored the Component Award 2018 as part of its Affordable Zero Energy Buildings (AZEB) project.
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The Component Award 2016 is part of the EU-funded project AZEB.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 754174


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