Electrification and the Grid | Community Meeting

Concerns are often raised about how the growing movement toward electrification of buildings and transportation will impact the electric grid and the utilities’ ability to supply affordable, reliable power to its customers. However, the utilities in California are putting into place plans to support the state’s goals for carbon neutrality by 2045, and to meet the challenge of a clean energy future. Energy Codes and how buildings are designed to…


“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 at how Passive House is applicable here in California, using a project located on Pebble Beach’s storied 17 Mile Drive. Join us to learn about the evolution of this design, the details that support how it performs, plus a look at the impact of the…


Selecting & Sourcing High-Performance Building Products | PHCA Community Meeting Recording

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 Passive House projects. Our product specification filters allow designers to find the best solutions for their projects and then share them with the build team. Contractors and installers can then purchase those products directly and be sure that they will be delivered on time…


Selecting & Sourcing High-Performance Building Products | PHCA Community Meeting

Source 2050 is a multi-vendor marketplace offering over 500 envelope, fenestration, and mechanical solutions for Passive House projects. Our product specification filters allow designers to find the best solutions for their projects and then share them with the build team. Contractors and installers can then purchase those products directly and be sure that they will be delivered on time as efficiently as possible. Our team will discuss how we work…


Passive House California Virtual Community Meeting | 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 — but find it difficult to successfully communicate the value of high-performance to others who are not familiar with the benefits of Passive House principles. This presentation and Q & A will focus on ways to persuasively communicate the logic of choosing high-performance for the design…


Passive House California Virtual Community Meeting | 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 — but find it difficult to successfully communicate the value of high-performance to others who are not familiar with the benefits of Passive House principles. This presentation and Q & A will focus on ways to persuasively communicate the logic of choosing high-performance for the design…


Passive House California Virtual Community Meeting | Exterior Shading Devices

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 advantage of solar heat gain (SHG) in winter can significantly reduce heating demand, while minimizing SHG in the warmer months can moderate cooling demand and avoid overheating. The presentation will: Share results of studies showing the most effective ways to employ solar shading Review differences…


Passive House California Virtual Community Meeting

Passive House California is excited to announce the initiation of a monthly Virtual Community Meeting program. The meetings will be on the third Tuesday of each month at Noon. We will provide information about each monthly meeting on the PHCA website (passivehousecal.org) and in the previous month’s PHCA newsletter. Meeting information will also be posted on the Passive House Network website (PHNetwork.org). The Community Meetings will be aligned with the…


Passive House California Virtual Community Meeting | “The Underlying Logic of Electrifying your Home”

Passive House California is excited to announce the initiation of a monthly Virtual Community Meeting program. The initial meeting will be on October 17 at Noon, and ongoing meetings will be on the third Tuesday of each month at Noon. We will provide information about each monthly meeting on the PHCA website (passivehousecal.org) and in the previous month’s PHCA newsletter. Meeting information will also be posted on the Passive House…