Sustainable Plumbing in a “Not-Yet” Passive House

Event Date and Time: 
Sat, 10/08/2016 - 11:00am

Graham and Alisha Irwin recently purchased a run-down “Tuscan ruin” in Fairfax ( It will eventually be rehabbed into a Passive House, but right now they aiming just for “house.” Accordingly, they are thinking both short and long term in the process. While the shell is a long way from Passive House, the plumbing system has been designed to be maximally efficient, with structured plumbing with on-demand hot water recirculation and drainwater heat recovery. It is also graywater and indoor rainwater harvesting ready.

Fairfax, California

'California's Energy Future' Book Release Celebration

Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 10/05/2016 - 6:00pm

Join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate the book release of

Tangram DTLA
527 W. 7th Street, Suite 601
Los Angeles, California

Passive House Buildings: California's Energy Future

PHCA is collaborating with Low Carbon Productions to produce our first book of Beacon Projects located here in California.  We're inviting sponsors to show off the products being used in these exemplary buildings across our Golden State.

Passive House Accelerates - NAPHN16

Last month, NYPH hosted the largest Passive House conference in North America - the NAPHN16 Conference & Expo. With over almost 800 attendees of diverse professional backgrounds, it was incredibly motivating to see the sheer passion and commitment to decarbonize our built environment. The conference program book –Passive House Accelerates is now available for download.

Certified Passive House Consultant/Designer Training

Event Date and Time: 
Tue, 09/13/2016 - 8:00am


On September 13-17, 2016, Passive House California will be hosting a Passive House Designer/Consultant Training, taught by the Passive House Academy using North American example projects and Inch/Pound units.  

Association for Energy Affordability, Suite R2, 5900 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608
Google map coordinates: 37.841814,-122.2919247

Open House and EV Ride and Drive in Palo Alto

Event Date and Time: 
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00am

The event has 2 components:


314 Stanford Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306