M Sora wins first place at International Passive House Conference 2014

Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 11.18.16Component Award proves Passive House windows profitable

Twelve winners to be honoured at the International Passive House Conference Darmstadt, Germany. The winners of the first ever Passive House Component Award have been selected and a total of twelve Passive House windows will receive recognition.

The real winners, however, are the building owners, for the results of this international competition demonstrate that it is possible to save money with highly efficient building components. Manufacturers offered their products at retail prices including installation for an example building.


Wood window Category

In the “Wood” category, the first place winners are the Slovenian manufacturer MSora for their Natura Optimo XLT window.

“We are delighted at the level of active participation in the competition and congratulate the winners,” declares Dr. Wolfgang Feist, Scientific Director of the Passive House Institute – organiser of the Component Award competition.

A total of 41 entries made it clear that Passive House windows are very attractive financially for building owners.

“Overall cost savings of more than 25 percent, spread over the life span of the winning products, are possible. With Passive House quality products, the energy revolution becomes not only affordable, but even profitable.”

“Energy efficient, high quality components are an essential building block for the success of Passive House. It is important that these products provide not only convenience and comfort, but also economic advantages. We have proven this with this Award,” says Dr.Benjamin Krick

Head of Component Certification at the Passive House Institute.

The prizes will be presented by Dr. Wolfgang Feist at the Eurogress in Aachen. Many of the prize-winning windows will be exhibited by the manufacturers at the accompanying Component Exhibition which will take place from 25 to 26 April 2014, parallel to the International Passive House Conference. Further information can be found online on: