Passive House Modeling Incentives Available in California

The California Energy Design Assistance Program (CEDA) offers incentives to encourage Passive House modeling using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP). The California Energy Design Assistance is the new construction decarbonization resource for commercial, multifamily, public, agricultural, and Industrial customers and their design teams across the state. FIND OUT MORE AND START YOU APPLICATION


CALIFORNIA MCM RE-ENVISIONED: PH IN WARM CLIMATES

Our May Project Showcase presentation by Graham Irwin will explore the remodel and Passive House retrofit of a Mid Century Modern home in Sunnyvale, California. The project leveraged a decade of Passive House best practices and detail development in California, along with numerous high-value architectural approaches. The formerly cramped, uncomfortable, dark, and noisy home is now filled with glare-free daylight, connected with the landscape, and constructed to meet the world’s…


CALIFORNIA MCM RE-ENVISIONED: PH IN WARM CLIMATES

Our May Project Showcase presentation by Graham Irwin will explore the remodel and Passive House retrofit of a Mid Century Modern home in Sunnyvale, California. The project leveraged a decade of Passive House best practices and detail development in California, along with numerous high-value architectural approaches. The formerly cramped, uncomfortable, dark, and noisy home is now filled with glare-free daylight, connected with the landscape, and constructed to meet the world’s…



PHPP vs. Title 24 – Thermal Bridging

Thermal bridging is a complicated topic for two reasons: it has multiple aspects, and it often requires complex calculations. Let’s look at a simple case first—exterior wall framing. An exterior wall has multiple layers. For instance, from outside to inside, it may have: Stucco or some type of siding An air gap or rain screen designed to help drain bulk water A bulk water barrier Sheathing, typically ½” plywood or…