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A PASSION FOR PASSIVE HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL and VIP Meet the Filmmakers Reception
Date Thursday August 09
Time 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorBronwyn Barry
Location Details
The Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-1087

WHY IS ENERGY EFFICIENCY NOT SEXY nor BEAUTIFUL? Why do our national policies favor renewable energy alternatives and ignore incredible opportunities to save energy first? Join us and learn about a new movement sweeping the country and igniting a firestorm of passion among builders, architects, designers and ordinary homeowners. Discover a building methodology that is showing how saving is sexy and that beautiful buildings are ones that don’t destroy our planet.

More than 40% of energy use in the US is related to buildings. Meeting the Passive Building standards can reduce that energy use by 90%.

Passive House California (PHCA) is proud to screen two documentaries that chronicle the rise of the Passive House movement in the United States.
We will screen ‘Passive Passion’ by Charlie Hoxie and ‘Passive House Comes Home’ from the creators of the award winning film ‘The Power of Community’ (2006) at the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions.

PASSIVE PASSION, by Charlie Hoxie
Screen time: 21 minutes, Rated: NR

In Passive Passion, we meet American builders hoping to open eyes with ambitious projects, including the first Passive House apartment building in the United States, as well as the European experts that helped launch the idea decades ago and continue to improve upon it today.


PASSIVE HOUSE COMES HOME, by Faith Morgan
Screen time: 45 minutes, Rated: NR

Passive House Comes Home takes us through the beginning of the Passive House movement in America’s super-insulated houses of the 1970s. Although abandoned here, people in Germany carried the movement forward and today there are 25,000 such buildings in Europe. The film explains the environmental challenge and opportunity represented by buildings and why deep energy retrofits that reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission for our 113 million existing homes, should be a national priority.

VIP MEET THE FILMMAKERS RECEPTION:
5.30 - 7.00pm
Shotwell Zero Cottage
339 Shotwell Street, SF

A VIP reception to meet the filmmakers will be hosted by PHCA and David Baker at his newly completed Passive House Zero Cottage prior to the first screening. Special tickets are available that include access to this exclusive event. Guests will be treated to a light meal, Passion-Fruit cocktails and a tour of this exemplary project. Our filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their experiences while making these two outstanding documentary films.
All VIP tickets include an opportunity to advertise your own connection to the Passive House community, be it services or a local project. These sponsorship level tickets are tax deductible and support the continued work of PHCA.

Public Transport: we highly recommend using public transit or bicycles to attend both these events. The Theater and VIP reception are within easy walking distance of each other and the 16th Street BART Station.

Tickets & additional information.

Added to the calendar on Friday Jun 29th, 2012 8:56 AM

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