• International Active House Symposium


International Active House Symposium
How can we renovate in a circular and affordable manner with health, comfort and the resident in mind?

This question is the point of departure of the International Active House Symposium, to be held at De Doelen, Rotterdam on Wednesday 13 April 2022.

The International Active House Symposium will demonstrate how to build affordable, healthy buildings focused on the resident. 

- Property owners can find out how to provide healthy, safe and future-proof neighbourhoods and residences.
- Visitors can learn more about buildings with a comfortable interior environment and the importance of plenty of daylight.
- The Active House Award winner will be announced.
- Revamped Active House Specifications will be unveiled.

How should a municipality, corporation or building management approach a thorough circular renovation project? Where to begin? The International Active House Symposium has the answer. At De Doelen on Wednesday 13 April 2022, you can see how quality can be measured. This interactive day consists of inspiring speakers, best practices and various sub-sessions.

Municipalities and corporations face a wide variety of issues. Housing in the Netherlands must phase out the use of natural gas, meet the Nearly zero-energy building standard (Bijna EnergieNeutrale Gebouwen in Dutch) and the Quality assurance act for construction (Wet Kwaliteitsborging in Dutch) and take into consideration the National Climate Agreement. It is regrettable that all these measures only focus on the energy aspect. Resident well-being is almost being neglected. It doesn’t have to be that way.

On April 13th 2022, come to Active House NL, the eighth international Active House Symposium, when more than 100 guests from all over the world will pay a visit to De Doelen. Partners in the Netherlands will be able to purchase a sponsor package in advance. The income ensures Active House can organise the best possible symposium.

Wednesday 13 April 2022
This symposium day at De Doelen, Rotterdam includes an information market. Active House partners display their products and give you more information on their services and the Active House vision. The Active House renovation guidelines will be presented towards the end of the symposium and the Active House Awards will be presented.

The exclusive Active House dinner will take place after the symposium, an ideal opportunity to network with domestic and international colleagues.

A ticket for the International Active House Symposium 2022 costs € 295,-  (excl.21% VAT)
For current partners (€ 245) and students (€ 195) there is a reduced rate available.

Buy 10 and get one ticket for free! 
Select the option when registering below or contact us here when you want to buy 10 tickets at once. You only pay for 9 tickets. 


Attend the International Active House Symposium online! 

An online ticket for the International Active House Symposium 2022 costs € 75,-  (excl.21% VAT)

Active House Netherlands is now offering the opportunity to livestream the plenary program of the 8th International Active House Symposium to your home.
Watch it live on April 13th or get the recording to watch it at your own pace.

The only thing you have to do is to register below and choose your Online Day Ticket at the very last step. You will receive all details for the livestream a few days before the symposium. 



Rotterdam is famous for its architecture. This tour will visit a number of inspiring projects. Dependent on sufficient demand we will be hosting an architectural tour.

Hotels in Rotterdam
Opposite Rotterdam Central station - and next to The Doelen - is the Mariott Hotel. Check the following link for available Rooms
In the heart of Rotterdam you can find The NH Atlanta Hotel. From this hotel to the Active House Symposium is seven minutes away on foot. Check the following link for available rooms.

Facts And Figures


  • Sustainable social housing, focusing on the residents

    Bouw Novum is one of the nominees for the Active House Awards, to be presented at the Active House Symposium 2022. Bouw Novum produces affordable social housing combining energy efficiency, circularity and sustainability in the life cycle of their housing construction process.

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  • Break out Session - The power of daylight

    Architect Merijn Bink will be speaking at the Active House Symposium 2022 on the importance of daylight and how it is linked to a healthy indoor climate.

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  • There are no losers when it comes to sustainability

    The theme of the international Active House Symposium on 13 April 2022 in Rotterdam is circular and affordable renovations. Active House Netherlands Chair Bas Hasselaar sees where things go wrong when companies try to increase the sustainability of their inventory.

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  • Kernwaarde Groen makes monuments natural gas-free

    Kernwaarde Groen (Green Core Value) has recently become a member of the Dutch Active House Alliance. Robert Sengers has been working on sustainability for many years. The current icing on the sustainability cake is to make two canal houses in Amsterdam free of natural gas.

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  • Een monument Aardgasvrij maken?

    Kernwaarde Groen is sinds kort Active House-lid. Robert Sengers houdt zich echter al lange tijd bezig met duurzaamheid bezig. De voorlopige kers op de duurzame taart is het aardgasvrij maken van twee grachtenpanden aan de Leidse Kade in Amsterdam.

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  • Active House Awards 2022

    You have until 15th March 2022 to send your application for the Active House Awards. The Award Ceremony will take place during the 2022 Symposium, organized by Active House Alliance Netherlands at De Doelen, Rotterdam on April 13th, 2022.

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  • Jury Active House Awards 2022

    For this years Active House Awards eight juryman are selected. Find out who!

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International Active House Symposium

All parts of this program are subject to change.

COVID-19 in the Netherlands

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Walk-in & reception

chairman Peter Melis

Welcome - Active House NL & Active House Alliance

Bas Hasselaar & Lone Feifer

New European Bauhaus

Borislava Woodford

Housing in The Netherlands

Henk Visscher (TU Delft)

Coffee Break

Keynote Speakers


Break-out sessions part 1

At the end of every session a discussion will be held

Coffee Break

Keynote Speaker

Song Yehao (CHN) - Inspiring Architecture

Active House Alliance - Award & Label Ceremony, Active House Ukraine

Marco Imperadori (IT)

Launch Active House UK

David Birkbeck, Neil Freshwater and Emma Miller - Active House Alliance chapter in the UK.

Coffee Break

Break-out sessions part 2

At the end of every session a discussion will be held

Day closing

Network Reception



Kruisplein 40, 3012 CC Rotterdam











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