Passive House California Board & Policies

2019 Board of Directors



2018 PHCA Board Members


Co-Presidents: Xavier Gaucher (SoCal) and Rob Nicely (NorCal)

Vice-President: Jay Gentry

Secretary: Jed Donaldson

Treasurer: Beate Kirmse

At Large:  Christian Kienapfel

Image L-R: Xavier Gaucher, Rob Nicely, Jay Gentry, Beate Kirmse, Christian Kienapfel, Jed Donaldson. Absent: Sophia Beavis, Sophia Siegel, Colin Shane



PHCA Media and Event Promotion 

PHCA's mission is to educate the public and promote the Passive House Standard.  In order to fairly determine which events qualify as 'PHCA events' and may be added to our various media and promotion portals (this website, LinkedIn, Meetup, etc.),  a special policy was developed.  

For PHCA to list an event in any or all our official media outlets, it must satisfy the following criteria:

  • the event must be directly applicable and useful to PHCA members
  • if there is a charge, the event must offer a discounted attendance fee for PHCA members.
  • the event should be approved for posting by at least two members of the currently seated PHCA Board
  • if the event is hosted by another local organization, it must agree to reciprocate posting of PHCA events that meet these same criteria.
  • events that do not meet all the above criteria, but are still of interest to PHCA members and supporters will be included in our Newsletters under the 'Other Events' segment.

To have your event added to the PHCA website and other media outlets, please submit the event details, including how the event meets the above criteria to:


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