I was contacted the other day by Bronwyn Barry, a designer and rater at Quantum Builders, and a member of the Passive House California organization up in Berkeley, so I did what any normal internet user would do – I Googled her. And I was excited to find, as one of the first results, a slideshow she’d made and put up on Slideshare. It’s a trip report from her visit to the 3rd Annual North American Passive House Conference held in Duluth last November. And, not only is Bronwyn’s presentation there, but there are several others, including one from Tim Eian, a German-born architect now working in Minnesota, and several others:
- Bronwyn Barry’s Report Back from the Passive House Conference
- Tim Eian’s Passive House Introduction
- A “Passive House Intro for Professionals” from dylamar
I also found, when rummaging around the network, this presentation from Katrin Klingenberg, the co-founder and director of the Passive House Institute US, made at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center – it includes a video as well as the PowerPoint presentation she used.
I find these presentations to be very helpful in understanding the Passive House concept better. Each time I review one of them I get additional nuggets of information to use as I work to get Californians to build passive houses and super-efficient houses instead of conventional ones.