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“Passive House For All 2020” – Videoconference review

This event aimed at informing and exchanging on passive construction took place on 19th and 20th May 2020.

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Organised by the Passivhaus Portugal Association and Homegrid, this videoconference deployed over two days through 4 sessions recorded an average of 150 participations per session.

Eight speakers took the floor during these two days of videoconferencing and discuss subjects related to passive construction in Portugal.

Day 1 – 05/19/20

Session 1

  • Green Covers: soften the heat island effect
    Paulo Palha – President of Associação Nacional de Coberturas Verdes
  • The economical impact of the Passive House implementation nationwide
    Manuel Duarte Pinheiro – Teacher at Instituto Superior Técnico and manager of LiderA system

Paulo Palha looked at the future of our cities and the importance of green structures in urban space. Manuel Duarte Pinheiro presented the results of a study showing the potential annual savings in energy costs when considering the implementation of the Passive House standard in Portugal.

Session 2

  • The step-by-step renovation of the LREC (Regional Laboratory of Civil Engineering – Azores) headquarters
    Francisco Fernandes – Director of LREC
  • A certified Passive House at Mindelo (Portugal – Central region)
    Márcio Dias – Architect

Francisco Fernandes presented the case study of LREC headquarters rehabilitation, focusing on improvement measures to bring the building up to Passive House performance. While architect Márcio Dias presented in detail the construction work for a certified passive house in Mindelo.

Day 2 – 05/20/20

Session 3

  • The Passive House as a thermal battery in Smart Grids
    Marta Panão – Teacher at Faculty of Science of the Lisbon University
  • One year performance of the nZEBoffice+
    Henrique João Ribeiro Bonifácio – Master’s student and assistant at the Faculty of Sciences of the Lisbon University

Marta Panão discussed the potential of passive houses as a thermal battery and the advantages of integrating in Smart Grids. Henrique Bonifácio presented the first results of the EnergyPlus simulation on the performance of the nZEBoffice+, the first Passive House office in Portugal.

Session 4

  • Passive House and the consumer protection
    Ricardo Pereira – Deco Proteste
  • Social housing Passive House in Spain
    Daniel Sánchez Peinado – PEP (Plataforma Edificacion Passivhaus)

Ricardo Pereira presented the results of work carried out jointly with the Passivhaus Portugal association, Homegrid and Deco Proteste, with the aim of giving consumers tools to identify passive constructions. Daniel Peinado showed several passive constructions of social housing in Spain and highlighted the different strategies adopted locally to implement this transition.

To watch the sessions of this videoconference, go to the Youtube Passivhaus Portugal channel.

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