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.