October 25 Passive Buildings California Meeting Reminder & Agenda

Many of us trekked to the Midwest for the North American Passive House Conference, and we're excited to bring back highlights to the group.

To old & new subscribers, I'm sorry that you haven't received recent newsletters; I only realized last week that the website's "Newsletter" feature hasn't been working. I think I finally got it fixed! Anyway, the most recent was a follow up from West Coast Green. You can read it here. And please join us for our next meeting this Sunday--and bring a friend or two!

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 (Prudence, 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)
    • West Coast Green summary
    • PH Conference summary
  3. Committee updates: (5min)
    • PHPP (Prudence)
    • Marketing/Website (Katy)
    • Codes & Details (Graham)
    • Fundraising (Bronwyn)
  4. New business:
    • December party planning! (group, 10min)
    • Other announcements (open, 5min)
  5. Educational presentation: 
  6. Tech Corner (possible):
    • Foundation insulation details (Graham, 10min)
    • Next month: ?
  7. Closing:
    • Next meeting Sunday, November 22, Pyramid Brewery Conference Room

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


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