International Passive House Open Days This Weekend!

The case for action on climate change is urgent: the head of the United Nations, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, recently warned that the world is “sleepwalking to climate catastrophe,”. This weekend, around the world and across the US, see how Passive House can drive down emissions from the building sector.  

This weekend, June 24-26, the public will have the opportunity to see the remarkable differences in buildings built to a Passive House standard around the world and across the US (

The Passive House Network is participating in the twice yearly International Passive House Open Days (  on June 24-26. Buildings will be open to the public so that people can experience for themselves the qualities of a Passive House building which includes dramatic cuts in energy consumption, comfort, healthy indoor air quality, and affordability.

Across the US, projects will open in Oregon, New York, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and more. (

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Carrick branch of the Carnegie Library will be open on Saturday, June 25, from 12 - 3 pm. "The Carrick branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the first Passive House certified public library in North America. The building not only highlights the fundamental tenets of Passive House, but it also demonstrates how community involvement in the design process can produce a wonderful and successful space for the users and staff ... not to mention cutting their energy bills drastically despite effectively doubling the size of the space compared to the original branch library, while keeping a comfortable and quiet space that a library demands," said architect James Bischoff. 

In Colorado, there are tours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday highlighting different projects in Ft. Collins, Donath Lake, Englewood, and Tabernash.

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

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