Fall  Symposium  2015


Friday, November 13, 2015 (8am to 5:30pm)


Pedalhaus Bicycle Tour of Projects:

Saturday, November 14, 2015 (10am to 4pm)



Lucie Stern Community Center (Map)

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 94301


Our Keynote Speaker: Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, and Director of the Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP) at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California (Los Angeles and Berkeley), and has an MS in Physics from the Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary. She has served on the United Nation’s Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change, and led the buildings-related work in the Global Energy Assessment.

Dr. Urge-Vorsatz is a current Vice Chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She played a leadership role as the Coordinating Lead Author in the Nobel Peace Prize-winning IPCC report when it received the award in 2007.  Her focus was on Residential and Commercial GHG Mitigation in buildings. 



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About Our Conference:

PHCA will be hosting the fourth in our series ‘Building Carbon Zero California’ to serve jointly as our 2015 Annual Conference. The City of Palo Alto, along with other regional businesses and organizations, is working closely with us on this event. Presentations will be accompanied by a specially curated selection of product vendors and manufacturers who are providing the materials and equipment necessary to build these healthy, comfortable and high performance buildings. A special tour of local high performance projects will be open to attendees the Saturday after the event.