Feb. PHCA Mtg: Straw: Cellulose : Wood

Thu, 02/19/2015 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

High Performance Buildings + Natural Materials

Join us for a conversation with three leading Biophilic Designers and learn how non-toxic and natural building materials are being used to create Passive House level performance assemblies for homes, schools and mid-rise towers. Our international and local presenters will share their methods and materials in an open discussion and dialog with the audience.

Date:      Thursday, February 19th 
Time:      6.00 – 9.00pm 
Place:     Pankow Builders 
               1111 Broadway, Suite 200 
               Oakland, CA 


Cost:      $10 for PHCA, ADPSR, CASBA & EBNetwork members

               $15 for the General Public. ($20 at the door.)

Space is limited, so reserve your seat here:  http://highperformancenaturalbuildingoakland.eventbrite.com

Bjørn Kierulf is a Norwegian architect, living in Slovakia, where he has designed and built over 70 Passive House buildings using naturally renewable and locally sourced straw, clay and wood-based materials. His company, Createrra, helped develop a Cradle to Cradle panelized straw wall system, which he has used in multiple projects across Central and Eastern Europe. 

Andrew Michler is an author and builder who joins us from Colorado, where he has recently completed a Studio|Office|Guest House in high snow country, using a dense-packed cellulose, foam-free wall assembly. Andrew’s latest book, “(Ours) Hyperlocalization of Architecture,” published by eVolo Press, is a global tour of high performance and sustainable building. It covers Living Building Challenge and Passive House projects from Seattle to Australia to Germany and includes interviews with William McDonough, Edward Mazria and Wolfgang Feist. 

Nabih Tahan is a Berkeley-based architect and local representative of Cree Buildings, a subsidiary of the internationally renowned CREE GmbH – the developer of the Life Cycle Tower system in Austria.  LCT ONE, Cree GmbH’s office building, is a prefabricated, hybrid wood + concrete eight story office tower and is a certified Passive House building.  Nabih’s Berkeley residence was the first Passive House in the Bay Area and has received widespread coverage for pioneering performance design in existing buildings.


Pankow Builders 
1111 Broadway, Suite 200 
Oakland, CA