Passive House California is hosting a panel discussion on The Home Owner Viewpoint: Passive House Case Studies & Economics this Sunday August 21 from 3-6 pm at Covo. Join three homeowners as they discuss the construction details and cost implications of Passive Homes in the Bay Area.
- Chie Kawahara: Renovated a Santa Cruz Craftsman Bungalow
- Jonathan Kaplan: Remodeled a home in Noe Valley, SF
- Sven Thesen: Built a new home in Palo Alto
Location: Covo CoWorking Space, 981 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
‘Passive House’ is a European building model that offers maximum energy efficiency while providing superior comfort and air quality. Energy consumption can be reduced up to 90 percent. Passive House puts true zero energy buildings within reach when coupled with renewable energy systems.
The Passive House performance standard is a design methodology that is integrated with architectural design. It focuses on super-insulated, airtight construction and uses continuous fresh air ventilation with heat recovery to reuse internally generated heat. A building is passively self-heated during winter and self-cooled over summer. High performance windows and doors minimize heat losses and create an environment that is quiet.
The Urban Fabrick San Francisco office has launched Good Design, the first of its kind coworking studio that incorporates a full suite of AEC amenities. Our pilot partnership is with Covo, the newest coworking space from coworking powerhouse Rebecca Brian Pan.
Good Design will be curating ongoing lectures and training at Covo focused on what the design community and our clients need to know about performance, beauty, value, resiliency, durability, net zero energy, water reuse, living walls and roofs, wellness, comfort and universal design. Members can stay up to-date on the design concepts that clients and high performance building codes require without ever leaving their workspace.