About Elections

Passive House California (PHCA) is currently guided by a five-seat board of directors. (Our by-laws allow for five to nine board members.) Terms for one of the directors will be complete on December 31; annual elections, open to current PHCA Members in good standing, are now slated for December to fill the open seats. Meet the candidates at the December 4th PHCA meeting.

--> Board Candidates

Nomination and Election Timeline

·       December 1 – Election & candidacy nomination information posted

·       December 10, midnight (Saturday) – Nominee Applications due

·       December 13 – Candidacy statements (relevant sections of nominee applications) posted to PHCA website for public review

·       December 14 – Elections open (current PHCA Members will be emailed private link to online election form)

·       December 30, midnight – Elections close

·       December 31 – Election results announced

·       January 1, 2017 – 2017 board term begins


The two-year terms of the following board members are ending December 31st, 2016:

·       Thamby Kumaran


The following board members are half-way through their term and remain on the board until December 31st, 2017:

  • Lizzie Adams
  • Bronwyn Barry
  • Brian Rubin
  • Jane Melia


--> Candidate Eligibility Criteria
--> Board of Directors Commitment Statement

2017 Board of Directors Seats

·       The number of board members will be five, minimum, eleven maximum. 

·       One of the five (min) seats are open for voting by PHCA Members in this election cycle.

·       There is no limit to the number of eligible candidates that may nominate themselves for a seat.

·       The newly elected board will designate officers or other board roles amongst themselves. Board terms are two years.

·       A majority of the board must be Certified Passive House Designers & Consultants (CPHDs). In the event election results yield four or fewer CPHDs, the next CPHD(s) with the largest number of votes will replace the non-CPHD candidate(s) with the lowest number of votes until a CPHD majority is attained.

·       No more than one employee from the same firm or company may serve on the Board simultaneously.