October Meeting: Equilibrium House - a San Fran PHIUS+ Retrofit

Sun, 10/27/2013 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm

Join us for our PHCA monthly meeting and presentation. Orientation and Passive House principles overview starts at 3.00pm. General meeting and presentation at 3.30pm. Stay for the lively conversation and networking afterwards. Entry includes beer. 
Free to PHCA Pro Members, $5 for Supporter members and $10 for general public. 

Presentation Topic:

Equilibrium House is luxury living and a movement, all rolled up into an introductory home that is neatly perched in San Francisco’s central Eureka Valley. Expectations about what constitutes a luxury home are changing. It obviously starts with a home that features quality materials, fine-crafted details, epicurean appliances and thoughtful upgrades, but today’s homeowners — and our planet — are expecting so much more. This Passive House, the first of its kind on the market in San Francisco, will provide the first opportunity to live in luxury without impacting the environment.  Join Ewen and Spring Utting to hear about how and why they've built this home.

Presenters: 

Ewen and Spring Utting, Principals, ENU Construction.  Ewen’s no-nonsense approach is a result of a specialized degree in building from Northumbria University and experience as a former member of RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors). Twenty-five years of experience in the construction industry (15 in San Francisco) have given him the know-how and flexibility necessary to meet the distinctive challenges of building in San Francisco. 

Spring’s role in ENU Construction is inspired by a thoughtful and careful dedication to better building that she shares with her husband, Ewen. Spring earned a B.A. in Anthropology from Swarthmore College and worked in health care advertising until 2007, when she left to focus on their joint ventures. She draws on her marketing expertise to grow and spread the word about ENU, and alongside Ewen, to change the face of building in San Francisco and beyond.

In 2011 ENU Construction made the commitment to focus on building Passive Houses. Upon completion of the Equilibrium House in Eureka Valley, they have three more Passive Houses in the pipeline.

Location: 

Pyramid Alehouse

901 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA