International Passive House Open Days Welcomes Visitors Around The World November 5-7 To Witness Effective Climate Action

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NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Passive House Network (PHN) is participating in a global building energy event, called the International Passive House Open Days. Over three days Passive House buildings will be open to the public, to experience first hand the qualities of Passive House building that sets them apart and delivers dramatic cuts in energy consumption and carbon emissions, while providing unsurpassed comfort, healthy indoor air quality and affordability.

“People are understandably skeptical of the impressive performance claims made by Passive House practitioners, but too often supporting data leaves people unmoved,” said Ken Levenson, Executive Director of PHN. “That’s why this event is so important, so that everyone can see it and experience it for themselves, speak to building owners and get the unvarnished story, the personal story.”

Across the US projects will open – in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, California and more.

The first Passive House office tower in the US, Winthrop Center, now under construction in downtown Boston, will have a hard-hat tour Friday morning, November 5th.

In Colorado, Saturday, November 6th, there is a regional tour consisting of five projects – ending with a social, hosted by Emu and 475 High Performance Building Supply, in Littleton.

The event in the US will also include an online live virtual tour hosted by the Passive House Accelerator, on Friday, November 5th at 2 PM ET – to help kick things off. The tour will feature Michael Ingui and Amy Failla of Baxt Ingui Architects, and Kevin Brennan of Brennan Brennan Air Sealing and Insulation, doing a walk-through of a New York City historic masonry retrofit in mid-construction.

Bronwyn Barry, Chair of PHN, principal of the firm PassiveHouseBB, and host of a project tour in Sebastopol California, added, “Passive House is the one building strategy that delivers the emissions reductions that are desperately needed to help avoid climate catastrophe – and when visitors experience a Passive House, they get it.”

More projects are being added each day across the country and around the world. Find out more:

About PHN:

The Passive House Network (PHN) is an independent national non-profit educational organization affiliated with the International Passive House Association (iPHA) and the Passive House Institute (PHI), located in Darmstadt, Germany.

PHN has chapters based in New Jersey (, Washington DC (, the Rocky Mountain Region (, Minnesota ( and Pennsylvania (

PHN supports the widespread adoption of the international Passive House design and construction standards, building science principles and protocols, as a critical response to our climate crisis – providing unparalleled effectiveness in mitigating climate disruptions and adapting to rapidly changing environmental conditions.

PHN is focused on the inflection point between policy and implementation. We partner with leading stakeholders across all building sectors, including governments, professional associations, manufacturers, owners, builders, labor organizations, and educational institutions – to make the transformation complete.

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.

Media Contact

Ken Levenson, The Passive House Network, +1 (917) 837-8487, [email protected]



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