Passive houses open to public this November

Passive houses open to public this November

The International Passive House Days, during which passive house residents open their doors to members of the public, takes place this year from 9 to 11 November.

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The International Passive House Association is asking more passive house owners to sign up by registering their own building on the International Passive House Database at

In Ireland, a block-built 2010 passive house near Myrtleville in Cork will open its doors on Saturday 10 November. In the UK, there will be tours of passive house projects in Kippen, Scotland; Newport, Shropshire; and in Rounday, Leeds. More projects are expected to be added over the coming weeks.

For more information on participating projects, or to register your own building for the event, visit

Registration is free of charge but first-time users will be asked to create an account. If you would like to register a project already on the database, simply fill out the information on this year’s Passive House Days viewing appointments and update your contact data if necessary.

Call for papers

Meanwhile, the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt, Germany has issued a call for research papers for the 23rd annual International Passive House Conference, which will be held in Gaobeidian, China in September 2019. The deadline to submit abstracts is 2 December 2018. A sister event to the 2019 conference will take place in Heidelberg, Germany on 3 and 4 May 2019, and abstracts are now being accepted for this event too.

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