Author Talk and Book Signing
Join us at Konko Church of San Francisco to hear Chie Kawahara speak about her journey of a very special house remodel. It's a case study of a classic old house transformed to use 80% less energy while increasing comfort and health. She will be reading from her book Midori Haus : Transformation from Old House to Green Future with Passive House
Address: Konko Church of San Francisco, 1909 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
Date: February 4, 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Special price of $14.21 (25% off retail) for a copy of Midori Haus book for those attending this event. Chie will be signing your book.
Chie Kawahara is a speaker and writer on green home. When she is not giving tours of her home, she organizes green home tours. A former information technology manager with experience in medical device and manufacturing industries, she is methodical and enjoys developing and improving business processes. She is bilingual in English and Japanese. She lives in Santa Cruz California with her husband.
Midori Haus Tours (2018 Dates)
- April 14, 2018 (Sat)
- June 9, 2018 (Sat) Mid-year International Passive House Days
- November 10 (Sat) International Passive House Days
First, I would just like to make a general statement . . . I also live in a house built in the 1920's. I really appreciated that, while going "green" with your remodel, you maintained the style and character of your home. And that you also kept original cabinetry within the home.
I thought you gave a great tour. Your graphs were helpful in understanding just how improved your energy savings were. The analogies you used to help us understand other features were very helpful.
Although I was aware of some features that provide energy efficiency such as dual or triple paned windows, I was not aware of other products you described. I was also impressed to learn of the "paper" counters.
I found the water storage tank in your back yard and how the rain water will be used very interesting. I loved that you showed us how the valves worked on the toilet to change the source of the flushing water.
I cannot think of anything that you could improve upon. It was a great tour and I learned a lot!!
November 26, 2017 Midori Haus book launch party at greenspace Company
November 12, 2017 International Passive House Days open house and tour
October 8, 2017 NAPHN17 tour
September 10, 2017 Custom tour for Lifelong Learner Concept Exchange group
June 17, 2017 Mid-year International Passive House Days open house and tour
February 2, 2017 Citizen Science program at Santa Cruz Public Library
January 29, 2017 KMH Women's Group event
November 13, 2016 International Passive House Days open house and tour
August 12, 2016 KCNA Annual Conference, keynote speech.
August 1, 2016 Custom tour of Midori Haus for participants of US-Denmark Renewable Energy Program, Partnership for International Research and Education Summer 2016 Workshop.
June 25, 2016 Mid-Year International Passive House Days open house and tour
May 9, 2016 Custom tour of Midori Haus for Chuck Mornard's Construction classes Cabrillo College.
April 9, 2016 Public tour of Midori Haus
March 1, 2016 Custom tour of Midori Haus for David Shaw's Permaculture Class at UCSC.
November 15, 2015 International Passive House Days. Open house and public tour of Midori Haus.
November 13, 2015 Presentation at Building Carbon Zero California Conference. Watch a video of Chie's presentation of Living in a Passive House here.
October 12, 2015 Custom Tour for Chuck Mornard's Green Building Class at Cabrillo College. Topics include Passive House fundamentals, water saving features, energy data, and indoor air quality.
September 25, , 2015 Custom Tour for Benoit Delaveau's Solar Home Design Class at San Jose State University. Topics include Passive House fundamentals, water saving features, energy data, and indoor air quality.
August 26, 2015 Presentation at Space System Loral in Palo Alto titled Planning and Project Management of Net Zero Energy Ready House.
June 27 , 2015 City of Palo Alto's Net Zero Home Energy Workshop.
June 14 , 2015 Public tour and open house of Midori Haus.
February 20, 2015 Celebration of Millionth Square Meter of Passive House at Midori Haus.
November 9, 2014 International Passive House Days. Open house and public tour of Midori Haus.