Passive House & Performance: overkill or appropriate?

Thursday, March 7, 2013
12 noon to 1:30pm
1.5 CES LUs

Wooden Window
849 29th Street
Oakland, CA 94608

Free. Click here to register.

Lunch provided by Wooden Window.

Reservations required by noon on March 5, 2013

Many people believe that Passive House construction is overkill for our mild Californian climate.  This presentation will look at the specific details for a few local Passive House projects and compare them to conventional Title-24 compliant homes.  We’ll parse through the details to see which one’s really make a difference to home performance and which are simply a requirement for good comfort and great indoor air quality.  The presentation will include a special focus on high performance windows.

About the speakers:
Bronwyn Barry, Assoc. AIA works as a Director for One Sky Homes, a Silicon Valley Passive House and Net Zero Energy homebuilder. She is an internationally Certified Passive House Designer and serves as the President and a founding Board member of Passive House California.

Mark Christiansen is a principal at Wooden Window who manages product technology, engineering and manufacturing. Before coming to Wooden Window in 2007, he held a number of roles in the high-tech industries. He has spoken at conferences around the world on information technology, business processes, efficiency and construction technology. He received a degree in EECS from UC Berkeley.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will learn about the effective and nominal R-values of high performance walls.
2.  They will be able to identify high performance building assemblies for the Bay Area Climate
3.  They will understand why windows influence the building performance and comfort of the occupants.
4.  Attendees will be able to define a thermal bridge and start to understand how these can be improved to eliminate mold growth potential.

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