Passive House SB9 & ADUs in CA’s Milder Climates

Passive House design is becoming increasingly popular in Southern California due to its focus on energy efficiency, making it a leading example of high-performance design and construction in the region. Passive House protocols provide homeowners improved comfort, indoor air quality, and resilience to extreme weather, fires, smoke, and power outages, as well as a more durable home that consumes less energy.

Join us to discover the implications of California’s SB9 & ADU’s, and learn how to apply the international Passive House standard to small-scale buildings

Learning objectives:

  1. Overview of ADU’s & SB9 California Law
  2. The five basic Passive House principles
  3. The specific building assembly details that meet Passive House performance targets for mild climates – SoCal in particular
  4. Lessons learned for designing high performance buildings in milder climates

Jason Scheurer
CPHT  (Certified Passive House Tradesperson)

Christian Kienapfel
CPHD/C (Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant), Architect, LEED-AP

Links to the event on the website: It is on the home page (scroll down to click on the Meeting) and also on the Events Calendar and also in the News section

Direct link to registration is the same as previous PHCA Community Meetings: REGISTER