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September 2019

September Member Meeting

September 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for our September member meeting and networking session for an open discussion with members and peers. We'll also present information on the new Mass Save incentive program for Passive House projects and trainings.  5:30 PM | BSA Space | Pearl Room | 290 Congress St | Boston

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November 2019

PHMA November Meeting: A Builder’s Approach…

November 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA

Join us for our November member meeting, open to all. This month we welcome Steve DeMetrick (Certified Passive House Builder, former PHMA board member, JLC and Fine Homebuilding contributor) for A Builder's Approach to Residential High Performance and Passive House Construction. 5:30pm – Networking Hour 6:30pm – Presentation and Discussion BSA Space, 2nd Floor, Pearl Room 290 Congress St, Boston

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December 2019

PHMA December: Innovations in Low-Carbon Materials

December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our December member meeting, open to all. This month we welcome a collection of speakers presenting on Innovations in Low-Carbon Materials. Featuring: Tom Chase, from New Ecology, providing an overview of embodied carbon in buildings. Elise Strobach, from the Device Research Lab at MIT, discussing AeroShield, a super-insulating nano-glass material for use in energy efficient windows. John Klein, founder of John Klein Design and a Research Scientist at MIT, presenting on Mass Timber. Rob Conboy, CEO of Glavel, discussing…

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January 2020

PHMA January Meeting: Cost-Estimating for Passive House Projects

January 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our first event of 2020 on January 14th, open to all. This month we will feature a presentation on Cost-Estimating for Passive House Projects with Ken Neuhauser and Wes Stanhope of Building Evolution Corporation. 5:30pm – Networking Hour  |  6:30pm – Presentation and Discussion BSA Space, Pearl Room, 2nd Floor, 90 Congress St, Boston

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February 2020

MultiFamily Workshop: Lessons Learned from the First Generation of Projects

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While multifamily Passive House projects are just getting off the ground here in Massachusetts, in other parts of the US and Canada they have been in existence for many years. This workshop will explore lessons learned from many of these groundbreaking projects, including where measured performance met expectations, where it may not have, and why. Design successes worth repeating will be emphasized as well as design stumbles not repeat again. Speakers include: Dan Whitmore, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Builder training instructor…

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March 2020

POSTPONED – PHMass March Meeting: Passive House & Net-Zero Advocacy

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA

**THIS EVENT HAD BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 14** Advocacy Summit: Passive House as the Platform for Net-Zero, Electrification, and Carbon-Free Buildings Join us for our special March meeting, co-sponsored by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), for a roundtable summit on emerging issues in the building industry including local bans on new fossil fuel infrastructure, policies to encourage building electrification, and updates to the Stretch Code for Net-Zero. Will discuss how Passive House provides…

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April 2020

PHMass April Online Meeting

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA

Recording of this session has now been posted to our Video Library. Join us for next online meeting on May 12th. __________ Join us for our next monthly meeting, now online. Catch up with friends and colleagues and keep the Passive House movement going. This month we will feature special guest presenter Tim McDonald who will discuss his latest project called the Front Flats. Please refer to the following article that highlights this amazing project: https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate/inga-saffron/green-architecture-climate-change-design-onion-flats-tim-mcdonald-front-street-el-inga-saffron-20200305.html Instructions to join the…

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May 2020

PHMass May Meeting (Online)

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A recording of this session is now available in the Video Library. _______ Join us for our May meeting, now online, featuring a presentation from Michelle Apigian of ICON Architect on their new multi-family PH project in Gloucester. RSVP for log-in details. In the heart of historic downtown Gloucester, Harbor Village will create 30 new mixed-income rental units in the second affordable Passive House building in the State.   Just blocks from the waterfront, this building introduces new vibrancy to a…

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June 2020

PHMass June: Feasibility Studies & Mass Save Incentive Program

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Note: this is a live online session. Please register for log-in details. _______ Mass Save Passive House Program Workshop Representatives and participants of the Mass Save Passive House Incentive Program will discuss in detail the process of going through the program, including conducting Feasibility Studies, Charrettes, and Energy Modeling, as well as the certification and approval process and incentive payment and net performance bonus calculations. Audience Q&A included. Presenters: Kristen Simmons, ICF Luke McKneally, ICF Lauren Baumann, New Ecology Tom…

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July 2020

PHMass July – Internal & Solar Heat Gain in Multifamily: Passive House Solutions

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our July Virtual Meeting with special guest Dylan Martello (Senior Building Systems Consultant, CPHD, Steven Winter Associates) presenting on Internal & Solar Heat Gain in Multifamily Buildings: Passive House Solutions. Q&A included. Register here.  

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