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March 2019

Passive House Student Night

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In partnership with the Northeastern University Sustainable Buildings Organization we're hosting a night of networking and presentations for students and emerging professionals to learn more about Passive House design, building, and engineering, and connect with industry leaders. More info here.    

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Building Science for Carpenters

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join other carpenters, builders, and construction professionals for an evening of networking, presentations, and discussion on building science and construction techniques for high-performance building. Each month, we will have short presentations from guest speakers around a chosen topic and then open discussion among the group. Drinks and snacks are provided and attendance is open to all. March Topic: Energy Basics and Rules of Thumb Ken Neuhauser of Building Evolution Corporation and Paul Eldrenkamp of Byggmeister will team up to talk…

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April 2019

PHIUS CPHC Course

April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 5 @ 5:00 pm

The PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant in-class training returns to Boston in April. This 5-day course is designed as the second phase of the CPHC Training Program following the on-line component. The in-class course focuses on design exercises, WUFI Passive and THERM software training, and the CPHC exam. Go here for registration information and further details. Dates: April 1 - 5, 2019 Location: Boston, MA

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PHMA April Meeting: Engineering for Passive House

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Engineering for Passive House James Petersen, P.E., Founder & President, Petersen Engineering Join us for our April meeting, open to all, as we welcome James Petersen to discuss engineering for large Passive House buildings. Topics include mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering for high-performance buildings, HVAC system selection and performance, integrating engineering into the design process early-on, and educating new engineers on Passive House and high-performance buildings. 5:30 - Networking Hour 6:30 - Presentation and Discussion BSA Space, 290 Congress St, 2nd Floor,…

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Building Science for Carpenters

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join other carpenters, builders, and construction professionals for an evening of networking, presentations, and discussion on building science and construction techniques for high-performance building. Each month, we will have short presentations from guest speakers around a chosen topic and then open discussion among the group. This month will be heading out for a change to the Union Street Bar in Newton for a larger gathering. While most BSfC sessions have been free, this one will have a small cost to cover…

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May 2019

Ventacity Systems Workshop: Ventilation for High-Performance Commercial Buildings

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Request registration form by email: smangano@airpurchases.com, or call Sharon Mangano at 781-273-2050. 

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Climate-Ready Buildings and Community Resilience in Affordable Housing Forum

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Are We Ready? A Forum on Climate-Ready Buildings and Community Resilience in Affordable Housing Friday, May 10th | 9:30-11:30am New Location Due to RSVP Volume! Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Ave, Boston Join LISC Boston and MassHousing for a community conversation on climate and social resilience in Massachusetts' affordable housing portfolio. Hear from national and local resiliency experts and multifamily affordable housing developers about how they are preparing buildings and communities for extreme weather events, sea level rise, power outages, and other climate change-related disasters. Learn…

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Flixo Course – Model Thermal Bridges for High Performance Buildings

May 13 - May 14

In this 2-day course, participants will explore thermal bridge modeling using Flixo to be able to understand the impact of design details on the energy performance of High Performance Buildings/ Passive House Buildings. We will first cover the concepts and protocols for thermal bridge modeling. Then, participants will have the opportunity to model several common thermal bridge types using Flixo, with guidance from the instructors. By the end of the course, participants will have completed at least five thermal bridge…

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PHMA May: Passive Affordable Housing Design and Construction Lessons Learned

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

Join us for our May meeting, open to all, as we welcome Lauren Baumann and Thomas Chase from New Ecology, Inc., to discuss their experiences to date with affordable multifamily passive house. Passive Affordable Housing Design and Construction: Lessons Learned from Lifecycle Modeling and the Field New Ecology will provide the audience insight into Passive Affordable Design and Construction in two parts. The first is an overview of the results of Stretch Code vs. Passive House lifecycle energy consumption, cost,…

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High Performance Building Assemblies: Positioning for Success

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In this three-part workshop series, architect Steve Baczek will present on various innovations in high-performance building assemblies, from foundations to walls to roofs. Energy performance and embodied carbon content will be examined in the context of how to build true low-carbon buildings. High Performance Building Assemblies: Positioning for Success Workshop 1: Basement Slabs & Foundations May 16th | 5:00pm - 7:00pm High Performance Building Assemblies: Positioning for Success Workshop 2: Above Grade Walls, Framing Cavities and Rainscreens June 13th | 5:00pm - 7:00pm High…

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