October 23 PHCA Meeting: Windows and the Passive House Standard
Please join us at Pyramid Brewery in Berkeley to learn (through an actual Passive House project) how critical window selection can be in making or breaking the heating demand requirement, and hear about differences between U.S. and European window testing standards and what it means for your projects. We'll also provide information about the upcoming Board of Directors elections to be kicked off November 20. We look forward to seeing you Sunday!
Place: Pyramid Brewery Conference Room: 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Meeting Fee: $10 for non-members (cash or check only) helps cover the venue cost and gets you a beer or other beverage (free for current PHCA Members. Not yet a member? Sign up for membership here)
3:00-3:30PM New Participants
- What is the Passive House standard?
- What is the Passive House California group, and how can you get involved?
3:30-5:00PM All Participants
- Introductions to Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, & new attendees (10min)
General updates & special announcements
- Passive House California Board of Directors elections: nominations are open; timeline for candidacy statements and elections (10min)
- Update on new national networking association (10min)
Education Presentation & Discussion
- Windows and the Passive House Standard: Katy Hollbacher, Passive House consultant on a new 1600 sq.ft home in Carmel, will demonstrate how window specification changes have required upgrades in the building assemblies--and in particular, how sensitive overall building performance can be to window selection. Bronwyn Barry will then discuss the differences between U.S. and European window testing standards and approaches, and how attempting to translate values is challenging and possibly futile. (45min)
- Open discussion (15min)
- Next regular meeting Sunday, November 20, 2011: Come hear from statements from candidates running for the open PHCA Board of Directors seats!
5:00-5:30PM All Participants
Stick around for general networking, project problem-solving, and another beer...