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April 2020

Global Passive House Happy Hour (Online)

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Global Passive House Happy Hour will happen again this Wednesday, April 29th, at 5pm Eastern. Join Passive House practitioners and enthusiasts from around the world in this online event featuring short presentations and group discussion. To register for this week’s event, please go to https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/global-happy-hour & click on the "REGISTER" icon in BLACK Our numbers keep growing each week, so come connect with over 100+ members of the global passive house community. Do not forget to bring a beverage…

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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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Global Passive House Happy Hour (Online)

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Global Passive House Happy Hour will happen again this Wednesday, May 13th, at 7pm Eastern. Join Passive House practitioners and enthusiasts from around the world in this online event featuring short presentations and group discussion. To register for this week’s event, please go to https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/global-happy-hour & click on the "REGISTER" icon in BLACK Our numbers keep growing each week, so come connect with over 100+ members of the global passive house community. Do not forget to bring a beverage…

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Passive House Verification Workshop: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Passive House

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Note: this is a live webinar. Log-on instructions will be sent to all registered participants. Register here.  This presentation focuses on the technical requirements of PHIUS verification for both single family and multifamily dwellings. While some requirements, such as blower door testing, are generally well understood by Passive House designers, others are more opaque. While it is the job of the Verifier, not the Designer, to perform all required tests and inspections, Designers can benefit from an understanding of which…

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Building Science for Carpenters (online)

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for an online edition of Building Science for Carpenters. As always, you’ll 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. COVID-19 Worksite Exposure Prevention Protocols will be presented and discussed at this month's Building Science for Carpenters starting at 4:00 PM Thursday, May 28, 2020 via Zoom video conference. Learn what some of our local industry partners are doing on their job sites to mitigate the COVID-19…

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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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Heat Pump Workshop: Best and Worst Practices Designing and Installing ASHPs – Part 1

June 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Heat Pump Workshop 1:  Best and Worst Practices Designing with Air-Sourced Heat Pumps in Retrofits, New Code Buildings and Passive House Buildings Presented by Kimberly Llewellyn, MS Eng, CPHC, Performance Construction Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Note: this is a live webinar. Log-on instructions will be sent to all registered participants. RSVP here.   This is Part 1 of a 2 part workshop. You may register for one or both of these sessions. Link to Part 2 is below: Heat Pump Workshop 2: Best…

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Workshop: Avoiding Common Mistakes for Multifamily Passive House Designers, Developers and Builders

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Note: this is a live webinar. Log-on instructions will be sent to all registered participants. Presented by David Salamon, CPHC, CPHD, Re:Vision Architecture Designing a Passive House is not easy and yet it is actually the easy part when considering the entire design and construction process! Drawing ideal details in the controlled environment of a comfortable office with favorite playlists and fresh coffee on demand pale in face of the difficulties encountered in the field. Weather, sequencing, materials, low skilled workers,…

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Heat Pump Workshop: Best and Worst Practices Designing and Installing ASHPs – Part 2

June 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Heat Pump Workshop 2: Best and Worst Practices Installing and Operating Air-Sourced Heat Pumps in Retrofits, New Code Buildings and Passive House Buildings Presented by: Joe Armenti, Senior Manager of Service, Northeast Region, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC, LLC Peter Marciano, General Operations Manager, Legacy Buildings and Consulting, LLC Note: this is a live webinar. Log-on instructions will be sent to all registered participants. RSVP here.   This is Part 2 of a 2 part workshop. You may register for one or both…

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Passive House 201: A Technical Look

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Note: this is a live webinar. Log-on instructions will be made available for all registered participants.  Passive House 201: A Technical Look at Passive House In this course, we will go into greater depth regarding the challenges and successful strategies employed to achieve the Passive House design criteria on significant projects in the Northeast. Presented by Luke McKneally, CPHC, AIA, LEED AP Topics Covered include: Basic massing, shading and solar control Air barrier, weather barrier and thermal control layers Balanced ventilation,…

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