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Passive Building - A Path to Zero: Principles, Standards & Local Case Study
• What we'll do In this daylong educational program, multiple speakers will describe how passive building can serve as a path to zero net energy buildings. Barry Hooper, from the San Francisco Department of the Environment will provide an introduction to the event. In the first half of the day Katrin Klingenberg, Executive Director of Passive House Institute US, and Colin Schless from Thornton-Tomassetti will provide an introduction to passive building principles and standards, describe recent North American developments and examples, and describe the collaborative efforts of PHIUS and the US Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. They will also discuss energy modeling and cost-optimization strategies for San Francisco and Northern California. The afternoon speakers will be John Sarter from Sol Lux Alpha and Microgrid Development Group SF Bay Area, Graham Irwin from Essential Habitat, Terry Nordbye of Air Sealing Solutions, and Steve Mann of Home Energy Services will provide an in-depth case study analysis of a PHIUS+ certified, 4-unit residential building in San Francisco. Program wrap-up will include closing comments and a question and answer period involving all four presenters. Sign up for this free event ad register at the PEC at; • What to bring Notebook and pen, water bottle, Lunch or funds to eat locally. There are many lunch venues nearby;,-122.4037608,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xc80401562f50c3c!8m2!3d37.7823067!4d-122.4037608 Parking is available at the 5th & Mission Garage;,-122405561,41&tbm=lcl&ved or Moscone Center Gagrage, which also has EV Charging • Important to know This is a FREE event sponsored by PG&E. Please register for the class and the PEC at

PG&E Pacific Energy Center

851 Howard Street · San Francisco, CA

Respond by: 2/8/2018

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The purpose of the SF Chapter of the Passive House Alliance is to

Share information and provide continuing Passive House (Passivhaus) technical education amongst Bay Area and SF Passive House Consultants and interested professionals;
Support the adoption of the Passive House standard in the United States both publicly and municipally through high quality research, education and implementation;
Serve as a resource for building owners, developers and building professionals investigating the use of the Passive House Standard in their next project.
Serve as a resource for the latest building science practices and protocols to assist the Passive House community in designing the most energy efficient buildings possible.
Host the North American Certified Passive House Consultant Training and Exam

Membership in the PHAUS-SF Chapter provides the best opportunity to connect with those in the Bay Area that are actively and successfully implementing Passive House projects and to other interested parties who are concerned with practical, actionable and effective solutions for mitigating the impact our buildings have on the environment. Join the rapidly expanding national network of Passive House professionals and interested stakeholders who have already discovered that Passive House provides one of the best ways to create buildings with better indoor air quality, increased energy efficiency, greater energy independence and reduced carbon emissions.

Members gain access and contribution rights to a wealth of Passive House tools, data, resources and industry information, as well as discounts on training, education courses, PHAUS events, Passive House building certifications, and more.

A complete list of Passive House Alliance membership benefits is available here:

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