Experience the Passive House Difference During the International Passive House Open Days Nov. 11-13

November 10th, 2022 by Editor

Over the upcoming weekend the U.S. public and the people around the world will have the opportunity to see the difference in buildings built to a Passive House standard. The Passive House Network (PHN) is participating in the twice yearly International Passive House Open Days on November 11-13. Buildings will be open to the public so that people can experience for themselves the qualities of a Passive House building, which includes what the PHN calls “dramatic” cuts in energy consumption, comfort, healthy indoor air quality, and affordability.

The PHN describes Passive House as the world’s most rigorous energy efficiency building standard that focuses on occupant comfort, health and building energy – driving resiliency, healthy indoor air, and reduced carbon emissions.

“Passive House buildings are truly like none other and, once you step inside, you’ll notice the difference right away. Passive House methods can be used for any type of building project, including renovations and upgrades,” said Ken Levenson, executive director of the PHN. “Moreover, Passive House design and construction are how we can combat climate change in the building sector.”

The built environment accounts for 39% of annual global CO2 emissions, according to the World Green Building Council. Passive House is widely recognized as the most powerful tool we have today to produce buildings that help to mitigate these emissions.

Across the U.S., projects will open in California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

Find out more: iPHA Nov 2022 Open Days.

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