November 22 Passive Buildings CA Meeting Reminder, and December 13 Party--Save the Date!

Save the date for the 1st Annual Passive Buildings California End-of-Year Celebration! We'll be gathering at the Quantum Builders warehouse in West Berkeley (near 4th & Jones) on Sunday, December 13, from 6:00-9:00PM. Details will be sent via Evite soon. For now, please mark your calendar and spread the word to family, friends & coworkers--whether they're Passive House advocates like you, or would just enjoy food, drink & good company.

But business first! We hope to see you at the last formal meeting of the year this Sunday, November 22:

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: (10min)
    • December party details (Bronwyn & Katy, 5min)
    • Venue & meeting dates for 2010 (Bronwyn & Katy, 5min)
  3. Committee updates: (5min)
    • PHPP (Prudence)
    • Marketing/Website (Katy)
    • Codes & Details (Graham)
    • Fundraising (Bronwyn)
  4. New business: (15min)
    • Educational presentations for 2010 (Bronwyn, 5min)
    • 2010 Passive House Conference (Bronwyn, 5min)
    • Other announcements (open, 5min)
  5. Educational presentation: 
    • Report Back from the Cornfields: the US Passive House Conference 2009 (Prudence & Graham, 30min)
    • Passive House Home Tour Highlights (Katy & Bronwyn, 10min)
    • Next month (January): TBD
  6. Closing:
    • Next meeting Sunday, January 10 (TENTATIVE), Pyramid Brewery Conference Room

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

Committee Chairs

  • PHPP: Prudence Ferreira 
  • Codes & Details: Graham Irwin 
  • Marketing/Website: Katy Hollbacher 
  • Fundraising/Non-profit formation: Bronwyn Barry