PASSIVE HOUSE CALIFORNIA
Fall Symposium 2015
BUILDING CARBON ZERO CALIFORNIA
Thank You Palo Alto!
About the Building Carbon Zero California Conference
Palo Alto Mayor Karen Holman will kick off this conference on
Friday, November 13. Building Carbon Zero will draw attendees
from around California and feature national and international speakers,
as well as state and local experts. More than 15 presenters
will cover topics ranging from the use of natural materials in
buildings, to new technologies, industry’s influence in lowering
carbon and reports from local occupants of high
The afternoon sessions will dig deeper into economics,
mechanics and data collected on a number of built
Passive House projects located in California.
Breakout sessions will follow one of two tracks:
Carbon, Efficiency + Photovoltaic or Retrofits and
Large Passive House buildings.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone with an interest in buildings, their related
technologies and impact on our environment, from
architects, designers, contractors and developers to
politicians, policy-makers and local home owners or
climate-change activists. There is information
here for everyone.
Find Appropriate Products
Catch a glimpse of innovative building techniques that will
help pave the way for future construction in an era of increasing
environmental pressures from global climate change! A curated
expo features a variety of companies that provide today’s most
advanced materials, technologies and equipment used to achieve
high-performance buildings while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.
Friday, November 13, 8 am - 5:30 pm
Lucie Stern Community Center, Palo Alto
Lunch and refreshments included
Bicycle Tour of Passive Houses
A PedalHaus Bicycle Tour of five completed buildings in Palo Alto will follow on Saturday, November 14. Palo Alto’s former Mayor, Peter Drekmeier, will join cyclists on this leisurely cruise. All conference attendees are invited to participate in the Pedalhaus Bicycle Tour of high-performance projects on Saturday, November 14, 10 am to 4 pm.
Dr. Ürge-Vorsatz earned her PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and Berkeley and her Master of Science in Physics from Eötvös University in Budapest. She has served on the United Nation’s Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change, and led the buildings-related work for the Global Energy Assessment.
Building Carbon Zero California serves as the Annual Conference of Passive House California
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We’d like to thank all who attended our 2015 Conference and PedalHaus Tour. These events were a great success. Over 250 attendees participated in the Friday conference and 72 cyclists turned out to visit seven pioneering projects located within the City of Palo Alto. We’re particularly grateful to our hosts, the City of Palo Alto, plus all our sponsors and vendors who helped make this event possible.
Dr. Diana Urge-Vorsatz’s keynote presentation was broadcast via the web to a live audience in Vienna. The recording has been saved and may be viewed online here.
Building Carbon Zero California 2016
Requests to host this event in your city or region are currently being considered. If you’d like to help host the 2016 Conference in your city, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the contact page here.