Passive House for Raters

This new series sponsored by Mass Save and produced in partnership by PHMass and NEHERS, will cover the Rater and Verifier role on PH projects and serve as an introduction to PH for perspective raters. Topics include Passive House Principles, Ventilation Strategies, Air Tightness Strategies, and Project Roles & Responsibilities. Part 1: August 18th, 2021  … Continued

Passive House & Embodied Carbon- What You Need to Know

Passive House is the world's leading energy standard, focusing on design & construction strategies to drastically reduce the operational energy use of buildings. Beyond this operational energy, though, another form of energy use has been rising in concern - Embodied Carbon. In other words, what about the energy used to construct the building and create … Continued

Passive House Lunch & Learn: Windows

Learn how to choose the right windows for Passive House projects and the in-depth details you need to know for proper installation to maintain the critical PH thermal and air barriers. A focus will be given to field communication best practices. Presented by Tom Buckley, Grand Banks Building Products Details & Registration

Single-Family Passive Houses with the PHIUS Prescriptive Path & Mass Save Incentives

The Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) has introduced a new version of their standard with the goal of making it easier and more affordable for single-family residential homes to achieve Passive House certification. In this session, learn about the new Prescriptive Path and how it can simply the design and certification process for single-family homes. Additionally, Mass … Continued

All-Electric Homes: Reasons for Switching to All-Electric

Residential electrification is a crucial step in the pathway towards widespread decarbonization, and with the recent advancement and increased availability of electric appliances now may be the best time to ditch the gas meter. In this module we will explore the benefits of electrification, provide an overview of the considerations when going all-electric, discuss a … Continued

Passive House Summer School from BE-Ex Ed

Building Energy Exchange and the Passive House Network offer an array of courses on the Passive House building standard as part of their comprehensive Passive House training pathway, supporting New York State’s carbon reduction commitments. The Passive House Summer School is a month-long campaign spreading awareness of the high-performance, low-energy building standard through live and on-demand educational … Continued

High-Performance Building for Carpenters

Put on by the Studio for High-Performance Design & Construction, this hands-on course teaches carpenters how to apply fundamental building skills to high-performance construction projects. Topics focus on the four layers of a high-performance house: water, air, vapor, and thermal. Throughout the 6-week course, students will learn high-performance essentials through building science lessons and hands-on … Continued

Northeast Region Certified Passive House Designer Hybrid Course

The Passive House Network (PHN) is offering this hybrid Certified Passive House Designer course for professionals located in the Northeastern states of NY, NJ, MA, CT, NH, VT, ME, PA, and RI. The cohort spans about 8 weeks from kick-off to completion and includes registration for the international CPHD/C exam and exam preparations (about 5 … Continued

Passive House Materials and Innovation Workshop Series

This 2-part workshop from PHIUS and PHMass will dive into the various materials, equipment, and systems being used in certified Passive House projects, showcasing common elements and highlighting the evolving innovations that are driving newer projects. The first session will focus on building envelope systems and materials while the second session will focus on mechanical … Continued

Air Sealing for Homes Workshop

Mass Save Passive House & All-Electric Homes Series: Air Sealing for Homes Workshop Part 1 - Sept. 28th, 2pm-4pm | Register Here Part 2 - Oct. 5th, 2pm-4pm | Register Here Proper air sealing techniques are essential to increase building energy efficiency, durability, occupant comfort and indoor air quality. This workshop focuses on ways to … Continued