The CLI Building

  • The CAPACES Leadership Institute is a place of training and collaboration for the CAPACES network  where farmwokers and immigrants’ rights movements’ leaders of today and tomorrow  understand and embrace the path of the unlikely doing  improbable to achieve amazing social change
  • substantial volunteer labor and no debt
  • The first certificated Passivehaus office building in the US. High quality construction including:
    • –R34 slab with polished floor
    • R43-57 exterior walls with high thermal mass masonry interiors walls
    • R108 Roof
    • 0.6 Air exchanges per hour at 50kpa
    • Regionally Produced triple pane windows and doors
    • Natural ventilation for night flush cooling
    • High efficiency Energy Recovery Ventilator
    • Heat Pump for mechanical heating and cooling only when necessary
  • Living Roof and appropriate window shading


CLI Building Concepts


Blueprints and plans


CLI Building Construction:

Construction Slideshow