|Graham Irwin has worked in the construction industry for over twenty years. He has a degree in physics with additional studies in engineering and architecture, and an extensive background in software development.
Graham recognized the potential of Passive House immediately and was one of the first Passive House Consultants certified in the US, as well as a founding board member of the Passive House Alliance, US (PHAUS), and Passive House California. He was subsequently trained by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany as a Passive House project certifier.
Graham is also a USGBC LEED AP, a Build It Green Certified Green Building Professional, an NCBDC Certified Professional Building Designer, and a professional member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD.)
Graham is actively involved in Passive House advocacy, promotion and education. In addition to project-based work, he advises government agencies on energy policy and lectures regularly. He has presented at the International and North American Passive House Conferences, West Coast Green, numerous Green Building Professionals' Guilds, the Affordable Comfort Institute's Home Performance Conference and JLC Live. Graham teaches Passive House courses for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and trains Passive House Consultants for the Passive House Institute, US (PHIUS).
|Alison Kwok is an architect, an educator, and a researcher. She received her PhD and M.Arch from the University of California, Berkeley and currently teaches at the University of Oregon.
Alison's architectural experience focuses on health, comfort, net zero energy design, and the integration of architecture, engineering and allied fields at the earliest stages of the design process. She became a Certified Passive House Consultant (CHPC) in 2009, is also a USGBC LEED AP, and board member of the Passive House Institute, US (PHIUS).
Alison actively mentors the next generation of architects through research, promotion, and Passive House education. She serves on several advisory boards, design juries, and technical committees for the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), and the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Alison is co-author of the Green Studio Handbook and Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings. She is a licensed architect in California and Oregon.