VIDEO: Dr. Wolfgang Feist Lecture: Principles of “Passive House”

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Dr Feist’s ‘Passive House’ is a practice-proven international standard for designing buildings with very low energy consumption. The Passive House standard is comfortable, sustainable and economically attractive. A Passive House is a building in which thermal comfort can be guaranteed by minimally post-heating or post-cooling the fresh air flow required for a good indoor air quality, providing an energy savings of 75% in comparison to current building standards.

The resulting energy demand is so low that it is possible to meet the heating requirement using an ordinary light bulb.

Moderated by Laura Briggs, Research Chair of Sustainable Architecture, Parsons The New School for Design
Presented by the School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design
with The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union

Dr. Wolfgang Feist: Principles of “Passive House”
Tuesday, 6.30pm to 8.00pm,
Casual reception to follow
Free and Open to the Public

The Great Hall,
Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues


Dr. Feist Information:

1973-1981 Study of physics at Tübingen University. Diploma thesis in solid state quantum mechanics. Contributions to the Tübingen study group on energy alternatives1986-1996    Scientist at the “Institute for Housing and Environment” (IWU) in Darmstadt. Established the energy department. Research and development on low energy buildings in Germany.

1992 Doctoral Thesis on thermal simulation of buildings at the department of building physics Kassel University (Prof. Hauser) in cooperation with Lund University (Prof. Adamson)

1996 Founder and director of the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt. Scientific head of the study group on cost efficient passive houses and of the European Thermie research project CEPHEUS. Recipient of the 2001 German Environmental Award, and the 2003 Göteborg International Environment Prize together with architect Hans Eek.