CABEC 2019 Brown Bag Webinar Series #6, July 17th, 2019: Passive House and California’s Energy Code
Presented by: Steve Mann, Home Energy Services
Date: Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Your computer screen on GoToWebinar!
California is committed to net zero energy and net zero carbon building codes. Passive House principles, pioneered in Germany circa 1990, embody a design and construction process that has been proven to significantly reduce energy consumption in both residential and commercial buildings. With tens of thousands of certified buildings worldwide, It is currently being evaluated for inclusion in California’s 2019 Reach Code recommendations and as a prescriptive alternative for the 2022 energy code cycle.
This presentation includes:
- An overview of Passive House principles
- A comparison of Passive House analysis to California’s current residential energy code
- Discussion of current efforts to include Passive House buildings in California’s energy code
- Resources for further study suitable for Certified Energy Analysts