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Our Work

Title 24 Compliance

We assist you in meeting or exceeding California Title 24 energy requirements for single and multifamily residential buildings. We work with your team and evaluate the impact of building components on your energy efficiency and comfort goals and make recommendations. We also help you evaluate the cost-benefit of various design and component options. READ MORE

Passive House – EnerPHit

We offer Passive House Consulting & Modeling with a focus on Building Retrofits – complete retrofits as well as step-by-step over many years when repairs and replacements occur anyways. We create a EnerPHit Retrofit Plan that describes each step of the refurbishment over time. The Passive House Standard is the only internationally recognized, performance-based energy standard in construction.  –  READ MORE

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Who We Are

At PV Blue we support architects, builders and homeowners to design, build and retrofit energy efficient, durable and healthy buildings – homes that are high performers.

PB Blue is your support group; we transform your building design into a computer simulation that focuses on energy consumption, utility bills and life cycle cost – we are the data nerds on your team. PV Blue is a member of the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) and the Passive House Institute. We are based in Los Angeles County serving clients in California and beyond.

PV Blue was founded by Beate Kirmse with the mission to help create energy efficientcomfortable and affordable new and modernized buildings through the Passive House Standard – a tried and true construction concept that can be applied by anyone, anywhere.

Beate came to the building industry after a successful career of 15 years as business and IT consultant for Fortune 500 companies. She brings with her pertinent experience in problem solving, project management and team coordination.

With lots of tenacity she retooled herself in building science, energy modeling and the California Title 24  Energy and CalGreen Code.

For a while she worked for a big architecture firm in Los Angeles focusing on the administration of LEED and WELL certifications for commercial projects. She realized that she is more interested in the residential market and wants to help improve building performance for residential projects; she decided to create her own destiny and partner with other like-minded individuals and firms.

Besides energy modeling for Title 24 code compliance, Passive House consulting for retrofits she enjoys educating her trade as well as home owners, buyers and sellers about the benefits of green building and certification, such as Passive House Standard, Green Point Rated and Energy Star.

Beate graduated with a master’s degree in Business and Information Technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. She is a Certified Passive House Consultant, a LEED AP BD+C, Homes, WELL AP and RESET ASP.


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