The Passive House Network the International Passive House Open Days Tours June 23-25

From Massachusetts to California and worldwide, the international Passive House Open Days Tours June 23-25 is the best way to find out about and feel the quality of Passive House buildings.

New York, NY, June 16, 2023 – The Passive House Network is announcing a growing number of building tours across the US as part of the global event International Passive House Open Days. Listings for American projects open to tour can be found on the PHN event page.

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 and learn first-hand what living and working in a Passive House is like and what the building or retrofitting process was like. Some will have professionals on hand with the knowledge and tools to explain the technical details of Passive House projects.

“If you’re interested in finding out more about Passive House, there is no better way to do it than visiting one,” says PHN Executive Director, Ken Levenson. “Speak to owners and professionals, get the inside scoop, and feel the difference. It will change your expectation of what a quality sustainable building should be.”

A growing list of locations include:

  • 17 Mile Haus, Pebble Beach, CA
  • Sebastopol Passive, Sebastopol, CA
  • Millhaus Passive, Fort Collins, CO
  • The Enclave Passive House, Louisville, CO
  • Park Place Passive, Somerville, MA
  • Energy Retrofit Open House, Glen Rock, NJ
  • Park Slope Passive House, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Passive House, Hudson, NY
  • The Catskill Project, Livingston Manor, NY
  • Six & Kane, Kane, PA

More project listings are coming. Event information and registration links are on the event page.

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About PHN:

The Passive House Network (PHN), formerly known as NAPHN, is a 501(c)3 that provides Passive House high-performance building education and resources to professionals across the U.S. that transform how they think and work with buildings. PHN provides professionals a complete skill set to reliably produce new and renovated buildings that use dramatically less energy for effective and affordable climate action.

About PHI:

The Passive House Institute (PHI) is an independent research institute that has played an especially crucial role in the development of the Passive House concept – the only internationally recognized, performance-based energy standard in construction.

About Passive House:

Passive House is an international building standard and methodology, applicable to buildings of all kinds from office buildings to hospitals, new-build and renovations, that results in a dramatic drop in operational energy use, and more comfortable and healthy occupants – meant to aggressively mitigate our climate crisis while providing resilient adaptation.

The Passive House Standard was developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI), an independent scientific research organization, located in Darmstadt, Germany, and includes specific requirements for energy use and comfort of occupants. The Passive House Standard is being successfully applied to thousands of buildings and millions of square feet around the world, from Boston to Beijing.

The Passive House methodology starts with reducing cooling, dehumidification, and heating loads by focusing, not on gadgets and active technology, but instead on fully integrated durable passive building components, such as proper continuous thermal-bridge-free insulation, continuous airtightness, high-performance windows and doors, and ventilation that includes a high-efficiency heat/energy recovery core, carefully calculated, and all integrated with the entire architectural process of design and construction.

The International Passive House Association is a membership, communications, and global community-building arm of the Passive House Institute with over 30 affiliated regional Passive House organizations around the world.