Gunter Lang conference in Montreal/ NY June 2014
I was lucky enough to attend to a conference given by Gunter Lang ing. of Austria in Montreal ,
which was organized by a newly forming Passivhaus Quebec movement which should be called : Maison Passive Quebec in collaboration with Quebec section of Canada Green Building Council.
I was probably one of the least "professionals" attending the event,
as most seemed to be either architects, manufacturing reps or building techs.
I knew very little of mr Lang other than reading his name a few times in the last 2-3 years,
but he is a very charming and energetic person with deep convictions about PH standard and or energy efficiency in buildings.
You can read more about his life work and about him on his company's website :
And it is with his permission that i will treat you with a few images taken from his presentation.
PLEASE ALL IMAGES ON THIS THREAD ARE PROPERTY OF MR GUNTER LANG AND SHALL NOT BE USED ELSEWHERE WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION .
A little mise en propos;
I thought i would be in for another "n00b" introduction on PassivHaus information and methods,
and that i wouldn't learn much more than i did in the last 2-3 years browsing through everything i could lay my eye on .
To my surprise, mr Lang brought up very different information , technical and informational ,
discussed less about "technics" and more about goals , and i've learned more about Österreich
predominance in the PH world that i could read about in 10hours of browsing.
We often discuss about Deustchland because it is where it has started and most products
( notably Fenster aka "windows " ) certified for PH come from there.
But Austria is up there with Germany as the early backers of PH and building efficiency,
even though we seldom read about them here.
I personally discussed with mr Lang for 20-30 minutes after his presentation,
i could easily feel why he is a leader for building efficiency in his country.
Enough of my blablabla , i will now try to sum up the conference for all of you who couldn't assist,
as some of his slides contain information that i have not see too much floating around here.
Please excuse my poor english and syntax, i will try to make is short and concise.
Posted Jun 21, 2014 11:25 PM ET
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