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On this week: Passivhaus @ COP26

This week marks the first week of COP26. Don't miss key Passivhaus activities including Passivhaus Open Days, our much-anticipated Build Better Now virtual pavillion event and much more. 

COP26 Glasgow


Week 1 highlights

COP26 takes place from 1 -12 November.There’s a plethora of Passivhaus activity to get involved with. See below for key activities happening this week:

18 OCT – 12 NOV



Cedar Court, Collective ArchitectureCOP-runs

Love architecture, running, and early starts? These tours are for you. Join PHT member John Gilbert Architects for breakfast running tours around Glasgow. Discover how the city is changing to meet the ambitions of the COP26 conference.

31 OCT – 12 NOV


UEA Enterprise Centre, ArchitypeBuild Better Now - Virtual Pavilion

4 of the 17 pioneering case studies having a positive impact on people’s lives are Passivhaus:

04 NOV



Build Better NowSustainable city regions: how can we enable zero-carbon living at scale?

As part of the Build Better Now Pavilion, this event is organised by Bioregional, Good Homes Alliance, & Passivhaus Trust. Using inspirational global case studies from leading city region, the interactive session will enable policy makers, community groups and development professionals to learn from other City leaders who have helped to create exemplar built-environment projects. 

04 NOV


Lomond Auditorium, Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, UK & Online

Climate-neutral housing - Decarbonizing the housing stock in an inclusive & affordable way

This hybrid event will delve into the sustainable solutions presented in the #Housing 2030 report, presenting ways in which to develop an inclusive and affordable transition to net-zero within the housing sector. With the support of the City Government of Glasgow, this event will be held by #Housing2030 partner organisations: Housing Europe, UNECE, UN-Habitat, alongside UNEP, OHCHR.

05 NOV



Efficiency: The First Renewable EnergyEfficiency: The First Renewable Energy 

Join this hour-long webinar highlighting the global achievements of the Efficiency First Campaign, as well as plans for the future. Part of COP26 digital EU Pavilion. Organised by the International Passive House Association (iPHA).

05 – 07 NOV

International hybrid events

Ostro Passivhaus, Paper Igloo ArchitectsPassivhaus Open Days

After the success of the first digital International Passivhaus Open Days in 2020, and due to the continuing COVID19 restrictions around the world, the 2021 Open Days will remain a hybrid event, with site tours, Q&As, panel discussions and more taking place in-person or online depending on the region and current COVID-19 status.

NB: All times stated for BST.


Follow the full Passivhaus programme at COP26 here. Also brush up on why an efficiency first approach to buildings is crucial to meeting carbon reduction targets. Watch these free recordings on our Passivhaus as a route to zero carbon.


Further Information

Passivhaus at COP26

COP26 Glasgow

What is Passivhaus?

Passivhaus: a route to zero carbon

Efficiency First Campaign

Passivhaus and the Sustainable Development Goals

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1st November 2021

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