Perlita Passive House wins USGBC-LA Sustainable Innovation Award

Verdical Group’s Perlita Passive House was recently awarded the U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA)’s Sustainable Innovation Honor Award in the Energy Category. Our team provided Living Building Challenge Petal Certification project management for the home, which is the 1st Energy Petal-certified project in California, the 9th Energy Petal-certified project ever, and the 18th ILFI-certified project in California. The award was presented at USGBC-LA’s 15th Annual Green Gala at the…


Icebox Challenge

At the Net Zero Conference 2018, an Icebox Challenge between a Passivhaus box and a Title 24 box dramatically illustrated the superior performance of Passive House: in each box we put 500 pounds of ice. At the end of the challenge, after 7 hot days, 61 pounds of ice was left in the Passive House box. In the Title 24 box… all the ice was gone more than 24 hours…




WELCOME 475 HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING SUPPLY FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT AS A SPONSOR

PHCA thanks 475 High Performance Building Supply for their continued support as a sponsor of our work in California as we advocate for Passive House building standards. 475’s mission is to supply essential knowledge and critical building components that will lead a transformation of the North American construction industry toward making durable high-performance, Passive House, and zero-energy buildings. More than just the source of high performance products, they are an…


Welcome Rockwool as a Gold Sponsor

PHCA is delighted to welcome ROCKWOOL as a Gold Sponsor. ROCKWOOL insulation products are an environmentally responsible solution for high performance buildings and we appreciate their support as we work to promote awareness, understanding, and application of the Passive House standard throughout California. ROCKWOOL insulation saves energy, reduces CO2 emissions, protects buildings from the spread of fire, and improves acoustic comfort as well as building performance. Fabricated from a combination…


Passive House California welcomes The Heinrich Team

Passive House California welcomes The Heinrich Team as our first Supporting Sponsor from the real estate industry. This innovative group of professionals from Carmel is a leading firm in the Monterey Peninsula/Big Sur area, and is committed to helping their clients make educated choices relative to sustainability and home performance. Check out their website and their informative blog at theheinrichteam.com. “With over 30 years of successful experience in Carmel and…