I’m writing this here at San Francisco International while I wait for my flight to Frankfurt. I’ll be attending the Passive House Conference there this weekend. I’m expecting to meet lots of interesting people, see all kinds of energy efficiency components like windows, doors, and heat recovery ventilators, and learn a lot more about how building to the Passive House standard is going to help California and U.S. achieve energy independence.
Some of my goals include:
- Build relationships and potential partnerships with vendors of mid-price, Passive House-certified building materials and components
- Learn how people are building passive houses in temperate climates like Italy and Spain, that most closely resemble the climate in California
- Learn how builders and vendors are marketing passive houses in different countries in Europe and how that can be applied here in the States
- Create a level of excitement, vision, possibility, and expectation for turning the passive house standard into “business as usual” in California
I plan to blog several times during the conference and from Frankfurt – including lots of pictures.