Fall  Symposium  2015



Registration and Refreshments

8:00 am




8:30 am


8:45 am


9:35 am

OPEN PLENARY - Main Theater


Intro and Welcome


Keynote Presenter: Diana Ürge-Vorsatz


Palo Alto Speaks : Building Owner Panel

  - Sven Thesen

  - Stuart Bernstein

  - Hilary Hug

10:30 am



11:10 am



11:50 am

TRACK 1 - Main Theater


Graham Irwin:

Passive House as a Battery : Present + Future Value


Allen Gilliland:

A+B=Zero : Zen and the Art of Zero Energy Design


Diane Moss

100% Renewable: From Pipedream to Mainstream

Ballroom Coffee Break

10:15 am




PHCA Co-President : Bronwyn Barry

Palo Alto Mayor : Karen Holman



Palo Alto business people and homeowners share their experiences of building, working and living in Passive House Buildings

TRACK 2 - Community Room


Andrew Michler:

DeCarbonize Your Passive House


John Druelinger:

Towards Safe and Natural High Performance


Ken Eklund:

CO2 Refrigerant Heat Pumps--A New Technology

Ballroom - Vendor Tour and Lunch

12:30 pm


1:30 pm




2:10 pm




2:50 pm

TRACK 1 - Community Theater


Terry Nordbye

Air Sealing Old Buildings to 1.0 ACH50



Chie Kawahara

Living In A Passive House: Benefits, Care, and Maintenance


James Bill, Mary James

Passive House Architecture in Spain:

Lessons for California


Ballroom - Coffee Break

3:30 pm




Ann Edminster


Closing Thank You

4:15 pm


4:55 pm


TRACK 2 - Community Room


John Sarter

Sol-Lux Alpha, California's first Multi-family Microgrid, Passive House, Carbon Zero Living + Transportation System


Katy Hollbacher & Lizzie Adams

Case Study: 412 Olive Avenue Office, One Year Later



Robert Boulton

The Jackson Winery - A Carbon Neutral Building in Davis, CA.



Why Low Tech Trumps Widgets and Gadgets Every Time


5:30 pm

EVENT CLOSED - Networking continues at local establishement, location TBA