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Factfinding Tour to Austria: Passivhaus concepts put into practice 26 May 2011 Innsbruck  

14. April 2011

Advantage Austria and the Passivhaus Trust would like to invite you to participate on a trade mission to Austria to discover recent developments in Passivhaus and meet some of Austria’s most innovative players in the low energy building sector.  

Austria is home to the highest density of Passivhaus buildings in Europe. An ongoing government supported research and development programme ensures that Austria remains at the forefront of new Passivhaus technology.

Who should attend?

The tour will be of particular interest to:
Architects, housing professionals, specialist advisors, designers and consultants interested in environmentally responsible design and construction of buildings, policy makers, local authority planners, housing and building departments and contractors interested in achieving the highest levels of energy performance.

Programme outline

Wednesday 25 May
Arrival in Innsbruck – free time to network with other delegates over dinner / drinks

Thursday 26 May
Full day of site visits to residential and non-residential Passivhaus projects hosted by Advantage Austria and the Tyrolean Chamber of Commerce:

  • Project visit: completed timber Passivhaus residential complex (Perlachweg Sistrans) – this project also forms part of the International Passive House Conference Tour 1 on Sunday 29th May

  • Project visit: completed solid construction Passivhaus residential complex (Lodenareal, Innsbruck); the energy cost audit for the first year was made a few weeks ago – this project also forms part of the International Passive House Conference Tour 1 on Sunday 29th May

  • Project visit: Passivhaus Olympic VIllage for the Youth Olympics 2012 in Innsbruck – build in progress

  • Project visit: Renovation project in Innsbruck

  • Concluding with speed networking and an evening of traditional Austrian food, wine and beers

Friday 27 May
Check out

Delegates have the option of extending their stay and visiting the15th International Passive House Conference which is being held in Innsbruck 27-29th May (Please note extended hotel stay is at the delegate’s own cost)

What you get:

  • Visits to recent and current low energy and Passivhaus projects (transport by private coach)
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation (B&B 25-27th May), incl. Meals on 26th May
  • 1-2-1 Meeting and Networking event with Austrian solution providers on Thursday 26th May

Register your interest:

If you are interested in participating in this event please fill out the registration form [pdf, 88.2kb] and return it to

There are only a limited number of places available for this trip. If you would like to participate please do not delay in registering your interest!