January 10 Passive Buildings California Meeting Reminder & Agenda

Please join us for the first meeting of the New Year--it's 2010, can you believe it? Reconnect with your fellow Passive House advocates and help to get more projects off the ground!

Place: Pyramid Brewery Conference Room: 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Meeting Fee: $10 helps cover the venue cost and gets you a beer or other beverage.

3:00-3:30PM New Participants:

  1. Welcome and introductions (Bronwyn, 10min)
  2. What is the Passive House standard? (15min)
  3. What is the Passive Buildings California group, and how is it structured? (5min)

3:30-4:45PM All Participants:

  1. Welcome and introductions to Steering Committee (5min)
  2. Old business:
    • December party (Katy, 2min)
    • 2010 Educational topics calendar (Bronwyn, 5min)
  3. New business:
    • 2010 Passive Buildings CA outlook (Steering committee, 15min)
    • Passive House events, save the dates!--Northwest Gathering, Int'l Conference, North American Conference (Katy, 3min)
    • Other announcements (open, 5min)
  4. Educational presentation: 
    • Passive House in California: How PH compares with current energy use, how much energy PH saves in California, why PH is the "killer app" for solar (Graham, 30min)
    • Next month: Passive House Policy, Rebates & Incentives in California (Prudence)
  5. Closing:
    • Next meeting Sunday, February 14, Pyramid Brewery Conference Room

Then, stick around for general networking, small discussion groups... or just another beer.


  • Steering Committee: Bronwyn Barry, Prudence Ferreira, Katy Hollbacher, Graham Irwin, Mary James, & Nabih Tahan
  • PHPP: Prudence Ferreira 
  • Codes & Details: Graham Irwin 
  • Marketing/Website: Katy Hollbacher 
  • Fundraising/Non-profit formation: Bronwyn Barry