August 30, 2016 – Tuesday | 10:50-12:30 CET (Zagreb-HR) | 11:50-13:30 EET (Athens-GR)
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This webinar will discuss and  share results of the research carried out in Italy, Greece and Croatia during the SEEDpass EU project (2014-2016). It will provide an overview of the Passive House buildings case study examples and details, and prove the importance of in-depth education on Passive House Design in South East European (SEE) countries.

10:50 to 11:00: About EU SEEDpass PROJECT/ Petra Kondres Tomažić (OIKON)
11:00 to 11:10: SELECTED PASSIVE HOUSE EXAMPLES/ Petra Kondres Tomažić (OIKON)
11:10 to 11:40: FIVE PASSIVE HOUSE PILLARS/ Francesco Nesi (ZEPHIR)
11:40 to 12:10: DOES IT PAY OFF/ Stephanos Pallantzas (HPHI)
12:10 to 12:20: KNOW- HOW” TRANSFER/ Petra Kondres Tomažić (OIKON)
12:20 to 12:25: Q&A – Participants and speakers
12:25 to 12:30: CLOSURE – All speakers

Category: Education

“Towards sustainable future through knowledge” – Symposium held as a part of the SEEDpass project

During all-day Experts Symposium held on 15th July 2016 at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, the participants were acquainted with the objectives and results of the international SEEDpass project (2014-2016) with full name of “South East Europe strategic partnership in vocational education and training and the Passive House Design for NZEB development” which is co-financed from EU Erasmus + program.




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Symposium’s objective was presentation of the project results – educational materials for highly educated professionals from building sector. Also, Symposium introduced different complementary themes: dependency of sustainable architecture on climatological characteristics and respective architectural details, implementation of specific details, and the economic viability .

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Category: Education, Events

Croatia, Primošten: SEEDpass speakers held an intensive 2day course on Passive House Design

From the 5th to the 6th September in Primošten, within 12th OTMC international conference, intensive seminar and workshop on the Passive House design were held.
The course gathered together around almost 30 highly educated professionals from related and multidisciplinary fields of work: architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers and environmental engineering experts. The seminar and workshop are part of the SEEDpass project activities’ dissemination program.
Dissemination of work, knowledge and experience was done by lecturers from Germany (Dipl. Ing. Arch. Wolfgang Hasper; PHI), Italy (Dr. Francesco Nesi, MSc. Eng Ileana Iannone; ZEPHIR), Greece (MSc. Eng. Stephanos Pallantzas; HPHI) and Croatia (Mag. Ing. Arch. Petra Kondres Tomažić; OIKON). In only two days lecturers successfully transferred, not only Passive House design basics, but also building physics calculation details related to specific buildings’ examples.
Lectured topics can be found listed on this LINK.

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Category: Events

Passive House Design: Seminar + Workshop

Towards implementation of nZEB goals:
Passive House design principles, regional approach, PHPP calculation tool
05-06-September, Primošten, Croatia

Category: Nesvrstano

Statistical Analysis of SEEDpass Survey – Results

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable answers with us!
Based on your responses we have learned a tremendous amount of information about knowledge on passivhaus principles  which is mostly lacking overall, but also in respect to each of the participating countries. Information gathered and analyzed helps us in our current work on preparation of Passivhaus educational materials for building sector professionals in South East European countries.
If you have any questions about the statistical analysis results, please reach out to us through our social media pages or leave us a comment below.


Knowledge on Passivhaus building design, which requires integral approach and thus encompasses knowledge of different building sector’s professions in one design process, is still very dispersive among different professions. According to survey results it is evident that respective building sector professions lack knowledge required for integral aproach to energy efficient solutions.  Without doubt, the results of the survey show that level of education, different building sector professions and currently available further education in energy efficiency is in a direct relationship with the level of knowledge on Passivhaus design.

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SEEDpass survey in motion

Detecting passivhaus knowledge gaps is a first stepping stone towards providing better education materials for building professionals in SEE countries. Passivhaus principles remain the same, regardless of the location, but regional specifics and building tradition must be taken into account additionally. After all, construction is a process that is inseparable in value to time (A. Rossi). Therefore, we conducted an online survey among high educated building professionals in Italy, Croatia and Greece, in order to detect Passivhaus knowledge gaps. Almost 700 responses were gathered. The full statistical analysis of the survey results, will be publicly available in a short time. In the meanwhile, we are inviting you to watch a short SEEDpass video, which reveals the story behind the survey.

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Category: Nesvrstano

2nd SEEDpass meeting & joint staff training events

iPHC_sessions SEEDpass_meeting_iPHC_Leipzig2nd meeting of the SEEDpass partner organizations was held in April in Leipzig, during the 19th International Passive House Conference. The meeting, organized by the Passivhaus Institute,  resulted in defining next project’s actions as well as in the assessment of the deliverables achieved. Read more ›

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IMG_20150420_140351IMG_20150420_173813Passivhaus Designer & Tradesperson Train The Trainer course was held in April, in Darmstadt. The two day workshop organized by the Passivhaus Institute (PHI) covered many topics, among which were: Read more ›

Category: Education

An ideal instrument for achieving nZEBs


“Erich-Kästner-Grundschule”, Leipzig: Primary school built to Passivhaus standard | Movable large slats made of colored rib mesh | Slat tracking based on the sun’s position creates an ideal room climate

The possibility of planning and assessing efficient projects in a reliable way is what makes PHPP an ideal planning tool for the implementation of nZEBs (Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings) or other buildings optimized for low energy consumption. Proven successful over many years, this calculation method for Passivhaus buildings, the minimal low energy demand which already meets the definition of a nZEB, is also useful for the calculation of very low energy buildings which are now being strived for across Europe and worldwide. The PHPP does not only offer the possibility of precisely calculating energy demand; renewable energy resources can also be integrated into the planning process and the overall efficiency of a building in the future can be assessed. PHPP therefore continues to be an ideal planning tool for the implementation of Passivhaus buildings, nZEBs and other energy efficient buildings. Read more ›

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The passivhaus criteria allow buildings to go by either criterion - the 15 kWh/(m²yr) heat demand OR the 10W/m² heating load.