October 18, 2017

Experience the Future: Visit a Passive House during International Passive House Days

iPHAdaysYou’ve heard of Passive House. You’ve noticed a Passive House job site near you.  Or you’ve read about the growing number of Passive House buildings in magazines, newspapers and blog posts.

Now you can experience for yourself, what all the buzz is about.

This Nov 10th – 12th, is the annual International Passive House Days event, where owners of Passive House buildings, around the world, open their doors to the public to share the experience.  Hear about the process of design and construction, see the components, feel the thermal and acoustic comfort – and realize why this way of building is becoming the “new normal” in quality construction.

Meet other professionals and enthusiasts, ask questions and discuss what interests you.

The worldwide directory listing buildings, locations, dates and times, is compiled by the International Passive House Association (iPHA) and you can find it HERE.

Local Passive House groups, like New York Passive House (NYPH), Vermont Passive House and Maison Passive Quebec, have local listings, many of which have not made it onto the international directory. So be sure to search for local listings.

The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) has a list of network regional groups and links to many of their events – HERE.

Want to see our products at work? Visit these houses to learn more about 475’s products and how they make these assemblies airtight:

Lou Levy Construction 26 Fairview Ave, Tarrytown (New York)

Joslin Hill Passive House (Vermont) 

Whitchurch Passive House (Vermont) 

MARTaK Passive House (Colorado) 

Rochester Passive House (New York) 

ipha-pacificAnd if you have designed, built, or own a Passive House building (or are in process of building one) be sure to get it registered, locally and on the international database – share your experiences and let people learn about what you know. NOTE: These buildings don’t need to be certified – but they need to have used the PHPP, used proper components and have strived to hit Passive House performance metrics.  No one is shamed for falling short, so register your building anyway because it’s still a great building, and make sure your story is heard.

This is a unique annual event and we hope you can participate. If you get your building listed, let us know and we’ll send you a limited edition 475 baseball cap to show our appreciation.

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3 Responses to Experience the Future: Visit a Passive House during International Passive House Days

  1. Steve Oliver October 24, 2017 at 9:38 pm #

    Site not quite ready – may be by 11/1/17
    House is 99% done, we’ll get our final blower door test soon.
    Can do a tour Saturday or Sunday..
    Here’s our description:
    REID HAUS
    ..Comfort living for our mentors
    ..Education for our young people.

    We’re putting the finishing touches on an 1898 row house to community home conversion with special attention paid to indoor environmental components such as air, water, nourishment, light and comfort with the goal of delivering 3 best of breed suites for folks born in the 30tys, 40tys or 50tys.

    Specifics, What’s in the works…
    .. Three pet friendly suites designed to complement the aging in place process each with bedroom, sitting area, bathroom and individual controls for both heating and air-conditioning.
    .. Well thought out natural and LED lighting in common areas that include kitchen, dining / living room, family room and third & first floor laundry areas.
    .. Purpose based daily living with two drivers; our entrepreneurial partnership with the flower growing folks at Nurturing Nature Farm and mentoring opportunities within our Zumobike.com program.
    .. Engineered pantries combined with on-going nutrition / food coaching to promote better living and cognitive health.
    .. Fresh air, delivered 24/7 &
    .. A power plant driven by the sun.

    On the education front, to arm our young people with career touches in the fields of comfort housing and healthy, mentor-based living, by the spring of 2018, we’ll be serving up:
    .. Comfort based data for our young students to complement their low carbon energy studies,
    .. Web content addressing the how and why’s associated with the comfort, convenience, sustainability and healthy living standards we’ve built into Reid Haus and
    .. Education and eventually internship to work opportunities in the growing fields of mentor based healthy living and sustainable building.

    Pricing (all inclusive)
    Suite 1 and 2: $1195 per month
    Suite 3: $1295 per month

    -Location: 304 Grove Street, Bridgeport, PA

  2. Steve Oliver October 24, 2017 at 9:40 pm #

    Looks good

  3. Claudia DeSimone November 13, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    Hey Steve,
    thank you for opening the allaround beautiful house to me. You know that I take a lot of inspiration for my project on Fishers Island.
    I will also forward this site to Hugh Lofting who is building passive in Chester County.
    Thanks again, Claudia.

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