View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
European Passive House in the California Context
AIA San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Sorry, on-line sales for this event have ended. Tickets will be sold at the door, we can only accept cash or checks.


European Passive House in the California Context
Okay kWh/SF-YR number crunchers, get ready for European Passive House translated to California shores. The O'Niell Residence, certified in 2010 as California's First Passive House, features triple glazed windows, R74 roof and R-31 wall insulation, and a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim heat pump backup system in Sonoma. Is this way over the top for coastal California, or an entire new standard for home construction that will soon be taking California's 16 climate zones by storm? European Passive House is not only gaining traction, it's almost universally adopted by all European countries as a standard for what is 'nearly zero energy' home construction.

Nabih Tahan, AIA, and Bronwyn Barry will be discussing various Passive House case studies in Europe and California, and the potential for the adoption of ultra-low energy building envelope standards into Title 24 for the AB32/ 2020 zero net energy challenge (now only 8 years away). They will also touch on cost effective super-insulated building systems that could be more readily adopted by California's production home industry.

Nabih Tahan, AIA, is an architect based in Berkeley, CA, and Austria, and a founding board member of Passive House CA. After several years living in Austria, Nabih returned to California in 2005 to introduce the Passive House Standard to California in the renovation of his home. As a consultant to the Austrian Trade Commission, Mr. Tahan authored a study describing the opportunities for Austrian companies to introduce their products and systems to the US green building industry. Mr. Tahan has now joined the general contracting firm, CREE Byrhomberg, that specializes in a timber based "system approach" method to designing and building office buildings, schools and residential projects in North America.

Bronwyn Barry is Director of One Sky Homes, a Silicon Valley Net Zero Energy Home Builder. She is a Certified Passive House Consultant, an Associate AIA member, and serves as the Co-Chair and a founding board member of Passive House California. She will be one of the featured speakers at the International Passive House Conference in 2012, Hannover, Germany.



AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States

Map is loading...


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Green
Other > Technology

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



Name Withheld
San Francisco, CA United States
Jan 11, 2012 1:35 PM
Name Withheld
Iserlohn United States
Jan 11, 2012 8:29 AM
Name Withheld
Redwood City, CA United States
Jan 09, 2012 4:10 PM
Name Withheld
Redwood City, CA United States
Jan 09, 2012 4:07 PM
Name Withheld
San Francisco, CA United States
Jan 09, 2012 4:17 AM

Contact us
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Join the mailing list
Get spam-free daily notifications of new events in your neighborhood!
Customize your mailing list
Connect with us
Friend us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Meet the Doers
Use of this service is subject to the Terms & Conditions of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2017 Mobile EN ES FR