PHCA MEETING - How Electrification will Benefit You

Thu, 04/25/2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

This PHCA event will be at Torti Gallas + Partners in downtown Los Angeles.  In addition to learning about electrification this will be a good opportunity to network and learn about Passive House’s advancements in the building industry.  For example, the Passive House standard is being accepted into more codes and standards such as LEED v4.  Come out and learn more at our second meeting of 2019.

How Electrification will Benefit You
Electrification of our buildings and our cities is not only beneficial for our health and safety, it is an economic inevitability.  In this talk, based on research, and seven years of living it, Robert shares the what, why and how of electrification that will improve our lives and our economy. 

Robert Fortunato  
President, ForStrategy Consulting Inc. 
Owner/ Builder, Green Idea House


Robert Fortunato is President of ForStrategy Consulting Inc. As a trusted business advisor, Robert assists clients in empowering themselves with the tools of leadership, strategy, and innovation. Robert’s commitment to leadership, innovation, and sustainability led to him designing and constructing the multiple award-winning Green Idea House. It is one of the first affordable, net zero energy, zero carbon case study houses built with standard construction materials and off-the-shelf technologies. In the process, he also built a community around the idea that anyone can affordably build with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind. Seven years later, Robert continues to share what he learns with local schools, cities, and developers to help them scale solutions that are: less expensive, better for our health, better for the economy and better for the environment.

Robert's credentials include: a degree from the Wharton School of Business, eight years as adjunct faculty at an international innovation, social entrepreneurship and sustainability school based in Denmark, a frequent guest lecturer in Pepperdine’s MBA Program and a year as Executive-in-Residence at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), where he was the built environment specialist. As an avid traveler to over 59 countries, exposure to diverse cultures and ways of viewing the world plays an important role in Robert’s approach to both work and life.

NETWORKING
We'll start and end with drinks and cheer. Join us to meet your local passive house community, learn about recent exciting news and up coming projects. 

Free to registered PHCA members (membership registration here), $15 donation for guests.

All buildings in California will need to deliver low carbon emissions design to meet our 100% renewable energy grid goals. The international Passive House standard is Already All-Renewable and is the leading international low energy standard with more than 80,000 buildings of all kinds around the world (new construction, retrofit, small, large, commercial, residential...). It also provides a reliable, equitable & affordable path to meet other Net Zero Carbon and Net Zero Energy targets.

This event is FREE for PHCA members and $15 for non-members. PLEASE REGISTER A.S.A.P !!!

This PHCA event will be at IBI Group in downtown Los Angeles.  In addition to learning about electrification this will be a good opportunity to network and learn about Passive House’s advancements in the building industry.  For example, the Passive House standard is being accepted into more codes and standards such as LEED v4.  Come out and learn more at our second meeting of 2019.   

 
Location: 

Torti Gallas + Partners 
601 West 5th Street 
Suite 600 
Los Angeles, CA 90071