|Graham Irwin has worked in the construction industry for over twenty years. He has a degree in physics and management from Claremont McKenna College with additional studies in engineering and architecture at Harvey Mudd College and UC Berkeley, 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 Passive House California and the Passive House Alliance, US (PHAUS). He was subsequently trained by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany as a Passive House project certifier.
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 is a USGBC LEED AP, a Build It Green Certified Green Building Professional, and a licensed architect and licensed general contractor in the state of California.
|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.