Co-President @ North American Passive House Network
University of California, Berkeley
I design buildings, products, organizations, marketing campaigns and events - and prefer to play in the high performance sandbox with the bold and adventurous. My diverse skills are optimized by a love of collaboration, a startup mindset and a formidable work ethic. An international background and unconventional training have fostered a creative mind and ability to problem
I design buildings, products, organizations, marketing campaigns and events - and prefer to play in the high performance sandbox with the bold and adventurous. My diverse skills are optimized by a love of collaboration, a startup mindset and a formidable work ethic. An international background and unconventional training have fostered a creative mind and ability to problem solve. My specialty is achieving results through relationship and team building. I have strong connections across a broad spectrum of disciplines, from policy makers and researchers, to contractor and energy modeling communities. These relationships span the globe.
My fascination with structure extends to systems and organizations. I'm a disciple of 'Bright Spot' theory and enjoy using that technique to rapidly scale and replicate systems that are already working. When I'm not focused on buildings, I can be found on Twitter, mining new information, making new friends or simply enjoying a bit of global banter. Prior to becoming obsessed with carbon emission reduction for buildings, I was an avid gardener. I illustrated “The Essential Urban Farmer” for my friends Novella Carpenter and Willow Rosenthal. My cultivation habits are currently limited to interesting friends and a collection of inappropriate footwear for cycling.
I currently enjoy working as the Design Director at One Sky Homes - a Silicon Valley Net Zero and Passive House Design|Build company. I periodically consult to window manufacturers on high performance profile design. My volunteer time is spent in service to Passive House California and the North American Passive House Network.
Director @ Director of project design, energy modeling, performance analysis and product selection. Also responsible for marketing, new client sales and relationship building. Writes the blog articles and manages the website and social media outlets. From October 2011 to Present (4 years 1 month) San Jose, CAProduct Designer @ Works on research and product development projects in the window and high performance building industry. (Designer of first US Certified Passive House window in collaboration with Wooden Window, Inc., Oakland. http://www.passiv.de/komponentendatenbank/files/pdf/zertifikate/zd_wooden-windows_calipassiv_en.pdf and http://www.passiv.de/komponentendatenbank/files/pdf/zertifikate/zd_wooden-windows_calipassiv-fixed_en.pdf) Design, education and performance calculation consulting services offered to various local manufacturers. Focus on how to upgrade their current profiles or develop new products to meet the Passive House Institute (International) window certification requirements. From June 2011 to Present (4 years 5 months) San FranciscoCo-President @ The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) incorporated as a cooperative corporation on July 24th, 2014, after operating informally since 2011. I'm very pleased to represent Passive House California (PHCA) and serve as the first Co-President of this Cooperative, alongside Ken Levenson of NYPH.org. The NAPHN serves as a resource-sharing portal for independent, regional Passive House organizations. PHCA is a founding member along with NYPH, PHME, and CanPHI. Other members include Passive House Western Pennsylvania. From July 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) North AmericaBoard Member @ Founding Board Member responsible for helping to establish this non-profit organization. Lead planner for many PHCA events: symposia, trainings, workshops. Led the organization to join the International Passive House Association (iPHA.) Instrumental in connecting other independent regional PH interest groups to establish the North American Passive House Network. (www.naphnetwork.org.) Expanded connections between North American organizations and global community interested in high performance buildings. Currently serving as an at-large International Passive House Ambassador. From 2010 to Present (5 years) San Francisco Bay AreaVP Sales and Marketing, Window Specialist @ Startup venture. Responsible for launching and building a new product distribution division for an established construction company. Developed a complete marketing package, including brochures, website, trade show booths and video media. Built and trained a 5-person sales team capable of covering the full North American market. Developed in-depth technical training on high performance building details for all product lines. Scheduled and hosted numerous workshops and events to establish Quantum Builders as nationally recognized leader in Passive House.
Window specialist work included research and presentations to help architects optimize performance through design and installation of windows. Produced all technical shop drawings for each sale and coordinated closely with our internationally based manufacturers. From July 2008 to May 2011 (2 years 11 months) Principal @ Principal and founder of this high end boutique design firm. Specialized in residential green remodels and new construction projects. Received various awards for projects in Alamo, Piedmont, Lafayette and Orinda. From October 2000 to August 2008 (7 years 11 months) Studio Designer @ Worked on the City of Oakland Facade Development program and created a vision for a new Uptown - including the now restored Fox Theatre. From July 2000 to October 2000 (4 months) Project Manager @ Worked as office manager and was promoted to Project Manager for various jobs ranging from custom residential to commercial tenant build-outs and large-scale commercial warehouse construction. Also designed a building for the UC Berkeley campus to house a research MRI machine. From January 1995 to October 1999 (4 years 10 months) Women's Crew Coordinator @ Founded and ran the first All-Women Habitat for Humanity construction crew. Coordinated and trained over 300 women volunteers in basic construction techniques and use of power tools. Managed and coordinated all media, fundraising and events, to ensure the projects we built were fully funded. We built a duplex in Antioch for two families and renovated a burned house in Pittsburg, CA. Awarded Citizen of Achievement by the Mt Diablo League of Women Voters prior to becoming an officially naturalized US citizen. From February 1993 to January 1995 (2 years)
BA, English & History of Art @ University of KwaZulu-Natal From 1987 to 1990 Architecture @ University of California, Berkeley From 1992 to 1992 Associate, Architecture @ Diablo Valley College From 1990 to 1992 Certified Passive House Designer, Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician @ Passive House Academy From 2011 to 2012 Emerge Leadership Training From 2013 to 2013 Bronwyn Barry is skilled in: Strategic Planning, Marketing Strategy, Product Launch, Sustainable Architecture, Start-ups, Sales, Green Building, Green, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, Sustainable Design, Architectural Design, Submittals, Residential Design, Passive House, Energy modelling, High Performance Windows, Construction, Architecture, LEED, House, Interdisciplinary..., Events Organisation, Energy, Sustainable Business, Energy Modelling, Energy Audits, Sustainability..., Renovation, Mixed-use, BIM, Comprehensive Planning, Energy Conservation, Historic Preservation, Sustainable Energy, Design Research, Construction Drawings, Urban Design, Interior Architecture, Space planning, Revit, Residential Homes, SketchUp, Interior Design, Architectural Drawings, Urban Planning, Architectures, AutoCAD Architecture