Passive House Modern Retrofit Tour (and Mechanical Systems Presentation)

Sun, 02/24/2013 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm

The February PHCA monthly meeting will be held at a current One Sky Homes project in Sunnyvale. Allen Gilliland and Bronwyn Barry will give a tour of this 'mock-Eichler' modern retrofit project, being built to the EnerPHit (Retrofit Passive House) standard.

Join us for a home tour, followed by a presentation on how the building was renovated to allow for a simplified mechanical and ventilation system. The project is being monitored by Davis Energy and is part of a PG&E sponsored retrofit monitoring program.

Presentation Topic:

In Search of the Passive House 'Holy Grail' - an innovative approach to a simplified mechanical system.

The Passive House approach has long been touted as the path to a 'simplified mechanical system.'  However, early adopters here in the US have struggled to deliver on this promise due to a combination of lack of experience and access to affordable heating and ventilation equipment for low load buildings.  Join us to learn about how these 2nd and 3rd generation practitioners are exploring creative options for simplifying both heat and fresh air supply to deliver the comfort and affordability promised by the Passive House Standard.



One Sky Homes Project Jobsite
1019 Valley Forge Drive, Sunnyvale, CA (map)