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April 2022

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

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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 Save has introduced new financial incentives for 1-4 unit homes that achieve significant energy use reductions and make strides towards going all-electric.

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PHMass April: Retrofit Case Study: Oak Bluffs

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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PHIUS Developer’s Summit

April 26 - April 28

Join PHIUS for the first ever Developer’s Summit. Each of the three days will cover one of the following topics: multifamily, single-family and financing. Details and Registration. 

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May 2022

Certified Passive House Designer In-Person Course (Newton)

May 2 - May 6

The Passive House Network (PHN) is offering this in-person Certified Passive House Designer course specifically for Massachusetts professionals but others are welcome to attend. The course spans 5 days in Newton, Massachusetts at the Studio for High-Performance Design & Construction, Newton, MA. Included in this course: Digital Course Materials Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) software (individual license) and physical manual (Requires Microsoft Excel 2007 or higher) Exam preparation materials, activities, a supplemental preparations course Certificate of completion and AIA credits…

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PHMass May: The EnerPHit Program for Existing Buildings

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our May open meeting featuring a presentation and discussion on the the Passive House Institute's EnerPHit program for certifying existing buildings to the PH Standard.

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From Risk to Readiness: Practical Solutions for Meeting the Existing Building Retrofit Challenge

May 17

From RDH Building Science, this interactive and practical symposium will empower those who own and manage buildings to progress toward actionable plans that will protect and enhance the value of their assets now and in the decades to come. Go here for more info.

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June 2022

Passive House Network Annual Conference – 2022 – BOSTON

June 10 - June 17

The annual Passive House Network Conference is coming to Boston for 2022! The PHN 2022 Conference - Passive House for All - is an international event that is being held right here in Massachusetts for the first time! Panels, presentations, and case studies on electrification, deep energy retrofits, energy efficiency, social equity, environmental justice, and embodied carbon emissions. Key events below: Virtual/Remote Day - Fri, June 10th | 10:30AM-7:00PM | Online only Welcoming Reception - Thr, June 16th | 6:00PM-8:00PM | District Hall…

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PHMass June Open Meeting

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA

Join us as we return to in-person meetings for a special event in celebration of the PHN Conference in Boston. Jessica Grove-Smith, Passive House Institute, will join us for a meet-in-greet and presentation. Find out what's new with PHI and get your questions answered. 5:30 - Meet and Greet 6:00 - Presentation from Jessica Grove-Smith (live-steamed as well over Zoom) 6:45-7:30 - Networking Reception Register here for Zoom link and live event details and join us whichever way works best…

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July 2022

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

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 variety of technology options and best practices for incorporating heat pumps for both domestic hot water and space heating. By the end of this module…

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Passive House for Structural Engineers

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mass Save Passive House 101 for Structural Engineers Online - Register here Passive House – it’s in the air and turning up everywhere! This workshop will allow structural engineers to join a Passive House team with a good understanding of the basic challenges of Passive House design. We will feature three informative presentations by structural engineers and passive house experts to review the challenges of envelope design and thermal bridging, as well as practical solutions being used by structural engineers…

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