Bronwyn Barry

Building the future by design


Year built: 1949
Year Renovated: 2016
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Type: Custom Single Family Bungalow
Details: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,  1470 sq. ft.
Architect: Browyn Barry, Passive House BB
Contractors: One Sky Homes



Induction cooktop
Cook without releasing harmful pollutants into your home

icon of a heat pump mini split

Heat Pump HVAC
Heat and cool your home without burning gas


LED lighting
Use up to 90% less power than incandescent bulbs and choose from multiple design options


Heat pump water heater
Heat water more efficiently than gas while eliminating GHG emissions



Bronwyn Barry is a Passive House-certified architect who specializes in designing highly energy-efficient homes. Her clients hired her firm to repair and expand their Sunnyvale bungalow, and during their initial meetings she steered them to an all-electric renovation.

“We knew this house could be powered entirely by their rooftop solar panels if we converted to all-electric appliances, including a heat pump water heater, heat pump cooling system and an induction cooktop. And the homeowners were happy to seal off their gas connections for good. Their house is an example of a “positive energy” building that is able to enhance and offset carbon emissions from other sources and it’s great that SVCE offers the option of carbon-free electricity.”

Bronwyn Barry | Lead Architect
Passive House BB