Are We Measuring the Same Thing? HERS & Passive House

Are We Measuring the Same Thing? How HERS and Passive House Provide Different Answers to Different Questions. The “Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is…

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“Performance Advantages of Air-To-Water Heat Pumps”

Heat pumps are the future of heating and water heating not just in the USA but around the world. Heat pumps, through the near-magic of…

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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…

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“17 Mile Haus: A Passive House Design Journey”

Passive House design is receiving heightened interest across the country due to growing awareness of the impact of buildings on carbon emissions. This presentation will look…

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The Benefits of Right-Sizing Plumbing in Homes & Apartment Buildings

Effective July 1, 2024, the Appendix M, Peak Water Demand Calculator (WDC) will become part of the California Plumbing Code. Instead of using flow rates…

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Selecting & Sourcing High-Performance Building Products

Recording of Passive House California (PHCA) Community Meeting | January 2024 Source 2050 is a multi-vendor marketplace offering over 500 envelope, fenestration, and mechanical solutions for…

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Exterior Shading Devices | Passive House

In most of California’s climate zones it makes sense to select and position shading devices can have significant impact on comfort and energy consumption. Taking…

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Communicating the Value of High-Performance

There are many professionals associated with the building industry (architects, engineers, builders, jurisdiction personnel, etc.) who recognize and support the high-performance of Passive House —…

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Passive House California Community Meeting | Electrification for Homeowners

Recording of Passive House Community Meeting (online) from October 17, 2023. The webinar is presented by "California Energy-Smart Homes All-Electric" is featuring the following content:…

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The Power of Existing Buildings | Save money, improve health, and reduce environmental impacts

Carl Elefante was right when he said, “no amount of new green construction will get us where we need to go if we ignore existing…

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Integrating Passive House standards with CALGreen for Multifamily Buildings — Across California’s Climate Zones

A Webinar for Multifamily design, construction, & jurisdiction Professionals Passive House protocols work synergistically with other standards and deliver extremely high performance in terms of…

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Domestic Hot Water in Multifamily Passive House Projects

Moving from fossil-fuel boilers to other forms of domestic hot water heating can be challenging, but it’s doable. This training, featuring Redwood Energy’s Sean Armstrong…

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