The jury will consider the completed Passive House projects and the context they were designed and constructed in. An emphasis will be put on the architectural design, including all energy efficiency aspects. Cost efficiency will be considered in relation to local standards. Climate considerations, legal hurdles and other challenges will also be included in the evaluation. The ability to replicate a project is also important - in the case of neighbourhoods, for example, with regard to political requirements or financial incentives.
The award has an international focus; all building types may be submitted. The competition aims to award prizes to particularly well-designed Passive House buildings and their designers.
Conditions of participation:
The project architect / designer should make the submission.
All buildings certified as Passive House, Low Energy Building or EnerPHit and in use before spring 2020 can participate.
Districts can participate even if they are still in the development phase. The decisive factor here is, above all, an integrated energy supply concept with a focus on energy efficiency. The project must also be registered in the Passive House database at: www.passivehouse-database.org.
All buildings that received an award in one of the previous Passive House Awards (2014 Passive House Award, Architekturpreis 2010 Passivhaus) are excluded from participation. The exact competition categories will be determined by the jury depending on the submissions.
These conditions also apply to the special awards.
The submission of entries is possible until 2021.
Exclusion of legal recourse and liability:
Legal recourse is excluded. Any claims for damages against the Passive House Institute and/or the members of the jury are excluded.