BARRIERS TO INCORPORATING PASSIVE HOUSE CONCEPTS IN RESIDENTIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION

Barriers to Incorporating Passive House Concepts in Residential New Construction
Whitepaper: December 11, 2019
By Rick Winch, Ellen Steiner, Ph.D., and Jen Loomis, Ph.D.

This white paper presents findings from a research effort to identify barriers to, and opportunities for, incorporating Passive House (PH) principles into California's Energy Code. Opinion Dynamics conducted a literature review and interviews with 16 subject matter experts in PH principles, beyond-code programming, and residential new construction to identify such barriers and opportunities. 

HOW SMUD RE-ENGINEERED ITSELF TO FOCUS ON DECARBONIZATION THROUGH FLEXIBILITY AND ELECTRIFICATION.

How SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) Re-Engineered Itself to Focus On Decarbonization Through Flexibility and Electrification.

SURVEY RESULTS | PASSIVE HOUSE OPEN DAY - NOV. 2019

Three homes in California were featured in the International Passive House Open Days: Midori Haus in Santa Cruz, Berkeley Passive in Berkeley, and Passive House Los Angeles (PHLA+) in Culver City. Approximately 70 people attended. CLICK HERE for survey results.

 

CASE Passive House Low-rise Multifamily Reach Code Delivers Results!

The California Codes and Standards team (CASE) released their final analysis and review of PHCA's Reach Code proposal and the results are truly remarkable! The summary findings show

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.

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