PV Blue was founded by Beate Kirmse with the mission to help create energy efficient, comfortable 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.