What we're about

Our organization was founded in early 2008 with the explicit goal of educating the California public about the Passive House Standard (http://passiv.de/en/02_informations/02_passive-house-requirements/02_passive-house-requirements.htm). We have grown from a small group of dedicated professionals into a formal non-profit organization. We are proud to collaborate with members of the global Passive House movement and are directly connected to the Passive House Institute (http://passiv.de/en/01_passivehouseinstitute/01_passivehouseinstitute.htm) via our affiliation with the International Passive House Association (http://www.passivehouse-international.org/index.php?page_id=249).

We believe that the most effective way to transform our built environment is through local and regional action. However, we actively share resources and strategies with fellow regional Passive House organizations through the North American Passive House Network. (http://www.naphnetwork.org/)

The mission of Passive House California is to educate the public about the Passive House building performance standard to help create healthy, comfortable, durable, energy- and resource-efficient buildings and communities.

Please register as an official member of PHCA to support our mission here:


For PHCA to list an event in any or all our official media outlets, it must satisfy the following criteria:

the event must be directly applicable and useful to PHCA members

if there is a charge, the event must offer a discounted attendance fee for PHCA members.

the event should be approved for posting by at least two members of the currently seated PHCA Board

if the event is hosted by another local organization, it must agree to reciprocate posting of PHCA events that meet these same criteria.

events that do not meet all the above criteria, but are still of interest to PHCA members and supporters will be included in our Newsletters under the 'Other Events' segment.

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