Organized globally by the International Passive House Association, the International Passive House Open Days are a great opportunity to learn about Passive House buildings of all kinds, around the US and the world. Get in contact with current owners, tour the project, and learn first-hand what it is like to live and work in a Passive House and what the building or retrofitting process is like. Some will have professionals on hand with the knowledge and tools to explain the technical details of Passive House projects.

Participate as a Project Host:

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Our basic guidelines:

  • Dates, times and duration of open house, over the three days, is/are, at the discretion of the owners.
  • The project can be under construction.
  • Certification is not required, but a plus.
  • A calculated PHPP is required.
  • Tours led by someone willing to tell the story of the work (owner, architect, builder, consultant etc…) and speak to the process, systems and components, to their best ability.
  • Provide dates, times, and location of open house, with pictures and basic description, to PHN for publicity.
  • Preferably hosts set up an Eventbrite to track registrations.
  • Attendance should be free.

Check back. More listings coming soon!

All times are local.

Los Angeles, CA

Passive House Single Family Dwelling

Saturday, June 29th, 10AM-Noon

12531 Wagner Street

Explore a small-scale urban infill Single-Family Residence and an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) currently under construction in West Los Angeles. This project adheres to SB-9, a new California regulation aimed at increasing residential units to alleviate the housing shortage in Los Angeles.

Orange, CA

Noble Prize

Saturday, June 29th, 10AM-2PM

455 Noble Street

This single-family house is the first Passive House ADU in the city of Orange, Orange County, CA.

Pebble Beach, CA

17 Mile Haus

Sunday, June 30th, 10AM-4PM

2821 Seventeen Mile Drive

This home on a heavily wooded lot along Pebble Beach’s storied Seventeen Mile Drive. It aims to keep as many trees as possible on the site, to demonstrate what is possible in terms of exemplary performance, and to sit lightly on the land in terms of resources and materials.

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Passive House

Friday, June 28, 9AM-4PM

643 55th Street

This is an all-electric home which includes rooftop PV, solar storage, and E.V. charging. All materials were carefully considered for both fire-resilience and low upfront carbon emissions.

Sebastopol, CA

Windhorse Orchard

June 29th & 30th, 10AM-2PM

5940 Orchard Station Road

This is a Passive House and Living Building Challenge project renovating to the highest standards of energy efficiency and holistic regenerative design framework.

Boulder, CO

Marshall Fire—Build Back Better

June 28th & 29th, 10AM-2PM

866 Paragon Drive

This home was damaged by the Marshall fire but not fully destroyed. Due to intense smoke infiltration, the home was taken down to the foundation. The home is being built back up from the existing foundation.

Amesbury, MA

Customized Pre-Fab Passive Home

Sunday, June 30th, 11AM-1PM

6A Estes Street

Come investigate the construction of a Passive House while you can still see how it is built. Meet the contractor, owner, and potentially the prefabricator.

St. Paul, MN

Lexington Parkway Passive House

Date and Times TBA

Address TBA

Completed in 2020, this one of a kind home offers performance, resilience, accessibility, and style without a carbon footprint.

St. Paul, MN

Howell Passive House

Date and Times TBA

Address TBA

The Howell Passive House started from TE Studio’s BrightHaus affordable housing prototype. The original plans were modified to include additional rooms, a custom-kitchen, and other design elevations.

Bozeman, MT

Bridger Canyon Passive House

June 28th, 29th, and 30th, 11AM-3PM

730 Solitude Lane

This Passive House takes advantage of the views of the Ross Peak Mountain Range

Glen Rock, NJ

Abbington Terrace Retrofit

Saturday, June 29th, 9AM-1PM

53 Abbington Terrace

This project is a full upgrade of a 1928 Colonial house, including an addition and energy retrofit.

Livingston Manor, NY

The Catskill Project

June 29th, 11AM-2PM

8 Manor Falls Drive

The Catskill Project is a 90-acre community of beautifully crafted, next-generation homes that actively contribute to residents’ health and well-being. The project was initially conceived in 2018 by a team of passionate experts to bring high-performance, carbon-neutral homes to the market for healthier living.

Beaver, PA

Gardner Residence

June 28th, 29th, & 30th, 1PM-5PM

5260 Tuscarawas Road

This one-story all-electric net-zero house features PV panels, heat pumps, triple-pane windows, airtight construction, a heavily insulated building envelope, and a rainwater conserving system. Wildflower beds have been planted to encourage pollinators.

Philadelphia, PA

Historic Pine Street Passive House

Sunday, June 30th, 11AM-3PM

1722 Pine Street

1722 Pine Street is an Architect/Owner occupied c.1845 four-unit, four-story apartment building in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse-Fitler Historic District. The building recently completed a deep energy retrofit using the EnerPHit retrofit standard and Step-By-Step Best Practices to achieve Passive House performance.