A new quarterly magazine by pmp / php



Advertising management

If everyone had believed those people who predicted that the human body would disintegrate if exposed to more than 35 km/h (22 mph), none would have ever boarded a train…— unknown

Editorial commitee

Editor in chief Bernard Deprez

Editorial board Marion Bandin, Bernard Deprez, Marny Di Pietrantonio, Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, Hilde Smets, Julie Willem

Editorial staff Adriaan Baccaert, Marny Di Pietrantonio, Tim Janssens, Naïke Noël, Benoit Quevrin, Wouter Hilderson, Julie Willem

Graphics and pre-press Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, Julie Willem

Responsible publisher Sebastian Moreno-Vacca - pmp asbl — be.passive asbl — 19 place Flagey 1050 Ixelles

Advertising management Anne Gérin (FR) : +33(0)672 71 52 71 / Annemie Van de Velde (NL) : +32 (0)3 235 02 81

The ‘be.passive’ project

be.passive’ is a magazine dedicated exclusively to “passive” and “low energy” building, that presents also a global, attractive and lively vision of its applications.

be.passive’ is intended for architects, the public authorities (municipalities, regions, provinces, federal authorities, language communities, building societies, regional development agencies), engineers companies, manufacturers of materials, actors in the real estate sector and sympathisers.

be.passive’ is a publication of the two Belgian passive platforms: the non-profit associations pmp asbl and php vzw.

The magazine is published in French and in Dutch.

Passive building in Belgium : in 5 years, the figures have gone from 13 to 799 dwellings, 1 to 30 tertiary projects, of regional grants and a tax deduction.

What once was an epiphenomenon is becoming the new standard of tomorrow.

It was time to centralize the information, actions, initiatives etc. relating to the passive standard in one medium.

There are periodicals devoted to architecture, sustainable development, etc. Some feature columns and opinion pages on passive and low energy building from time to time.

But there is no medium at this time dedicated exclusively to “passive” and “low energy” building, which provides a global, attractive and lively vision of its applications.

be.passive’ is intended to fill this gap.

Architecture works usually deal with buildings you will never have an opportunity to see or with architects who have become inaccessible stars. They are often filled with incomprehensible philosophical discourse. ‘be.passive’ is intended for everyone by featuring local heroes.

The periodical would also appeal to a reader without technical or architectural training.

It will feature articles on lifestyle in these extremely efficient architectural creations.

be.passive’ is supported by Belgian SPF environnement.

The publisher makes no representation express or implied, with regard to the accuracy of information contained in this publication and cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omission that may be made. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited.

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Design Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, Adeline Guerriat

Development Olivier Guerriat

Home picture Mike Stimpson