Project Tours

SAN FRANCISCO TOUR (RETURNS VIA SFO.)
Tight Spaces with Close Neighbors
Visit two retrofits located in San Francisco’s hilly neighborhoods. Addition of an urban infill project plus multi-family residence to be confirmed shortly.
THE EAST BAY TOUR (RETURNS VIA OAK.)
Passive House is for Normal People
PeopleVisit the very first Passive House in California, a cottage renovation located in Berkeley. Other projects include twin cottages on a narrow lot, a Backyard infill cottage and an affordable home built by Laney College Students in collaboration with PHCA volunteer members.
 
THE PALO ALTO TOUR (RETURNS VIA SFO)
What do you call a Cluster of Passive House buildings
The Palo Alto Tour (return via SFO.) Visit the largest concentration of Passive House buildings in California. Projects include the first office building, a mixed-use building, and a Passive House that powers the first public electric vehicle charging station in the country. All these projects are ‘Plus Energy’ buildings.
THE SANTA CRUZING TOUR (RETURNS VIA OAK.)
Passive by the Beach
The millionth square meter of Passive House building is located in Santa Cruz and it’s a renovation of a classic Californian Craftsman Bungalow. The two other homes that round out this trip to the coast include an exposed cork façade and a luxury view of the Pacific Ocean.
 
NETWORKING LUNCH WITH YOUR NEW FRIENDS
 
We’ve organized a selection of tours for you to enjoy at NAPHN17. Tours are always the best opportunity to find out how Passive House buildings are designed, built and operate, but also provide a unique opportunity to network and engage with fellow conference attendees. The most valuable information of the conference is often found on tour!
 
RETURN VIA THE AIRPORT
 
We’ve made it easier for you to get home! All tours return to the Oakland Marriott Hotel via either San Francisco International Airport or Oakland airport. Busses all depart from the conference hotel and will be large enough to take your luggage. We’ve planned for you to use the tour as your airport shuttle!

All tours include a boxed lunch.

 

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