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

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

PARAVANT Architects

Jason Scheurer
CPHT  (Certified Passive House Tradesperson)