Get Involved This Summer and Fall!

August 22, 2022

URGENT: Help modify the Minnesota Residential Energy Code – both verbal and/or written comments accepted.

Attend the August 23, 9:30 am hearing of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry regarding Possible Amendments to Rules Governing the Minnesota Residential Energy Code  

Are you a Passive House Owner? Join the MRES Sustainability Tour.

The Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) is looking for homes to feature on its National Solar Tour October 1 and 2. Sign up here. The MRES Sustainability Tour showcases homes and businesses in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin that feature solar installations, energy storage solutions, water-saving landscapes and more. Visitors can explore the houses virtually or in-person to hear solar-adopters share their planning and installation experiences first-hand, and learn about the cost-savings of sustainable practices and choices to fit their needs. 

Stop by and say hi!

Passive House will be at the 2022 Upper Midwest Home Performance Conference and Trade ShowNovember 7 – 8, 2022. 

Call for Speakers

The Getting to Zero Forum is coming to Minneapolis in 2023. Interested in being a speaker? The call for speakers is open now. We hope you’ll attend. 

2023 Duluth Energy Design Conference call for speakers – deadline is September 9, 2022. We hope you’ll attend. 

Get involved with your local AIA

AIA Minnesota’s COTE (Committee on the Environment) invited PHMN to support a new effort to emphasize building science with practitioners in Minnesota. A first successful call was held in August and COTE is looking for ideas and partners for this effort. Contact Deanna Christiansen at AIA MN with ideas, or to assist with the effort: 

Attend the 2022 AIA MN Conference November 9 – 11, 2022

There will be at least 2 Passive House lectures at this year’s local AIA Conference.

Passive House to the People – in 10 Minutes

We need your help! If you know of a local organization working on climate, clean energy, sustainability, or any of the same issues that Passive House is passionate about, please send the info to We’re organizing 10 minute intros to folks who know nothing about Passive House – but should.