Laney College Passivhaus Opening Celebration

Wed, 05/25/2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm


In late 2011 Laney College Carpentry Department Chair, Cynthia Correia, approached the Board of PHCA with a proposal to collaborate on renovating a foreclosed property in Oakland, using the Passive House approach. We signed an MOU with Laney College, the City of Oakland and Oakland Rotary Club as the builders, donor and funder of the project respectively. After 5 years, many challenges and a steep learning curve, the project is now complete!


Please join us to mark this tremendous effort at a special Celebratory Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 
Time: Noon - 2.00pm 
Place: 453 Ashton Avenue, Oakland


Special thanks to the following PHCA members and supporters who made significant contributions to this endeavor:


Andrew Arnold - Structural Engineer and Primary Risk Taker (signer of the drawings)

Bronwyn Barry - Chief Coordinator and Cat Herder

Chuck Campanella - Maestro of the Drawings

Chris Polk - Co-Chief Risk Taker, Contractor of Record and Line of Credit Hero

George Nesbitt - Major Organ Donor and Most Time Served

Many others have contributed time and effort on this community project. We'd love to see you there to acknowledge your efforts in person.





453 Ashton Avenue

Oakland, CA