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May 2019

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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Building Science for Carpenters

May 23 @ 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. Building Science for Carpenters is an ongoing series co-sponsored by the Studio for High-Performance Design & Construction (StudioHPDC), the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater…

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June 2019

PHMA June Meeting

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our June member meeting, open to all. 5:30pm – Networking Hour 6:30pm – Presentations and Discussion BSA Space, 2nd Floor, Pearl Room 290 Congress St, Boston

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High Performance Building Assemblies: Positioning for Success

June 13 @ 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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PHIUS CPHC Course

June 17 - June 21

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: June 17 – 21, 2019 Location: Boston, MA Emerging Professionals Scholarship available for this course.  

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FREE WEBINAR: Introduction to Passive House for New England Multifamily Buildings

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of Passive House principles and how they relate to multifamily buildings. This presentation is designed for all members of the project team - general contractor, tradespeople and design team. We will review what's required for Passive House certification, characteristics of Passive House projects, recent multifamily examples from New England, and lessons learned from other project teams. This webinar is eligible for 1 hr of continuing education credit through Passive House Massachusetts. Participants must…

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Building Science for Carpenters

June 27 @ 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. Please note the special location for this month's event below. May Topic: Hands-On Air Sealing & Large Building Blower Door Test Featuring: Nick Abreu…

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July 2019

July Meeting: Passive House in Higher Ed & Student Housing

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

Passive House in Higher Ed and Student Housing Join us for our July member meeting, open to all, as we welcome Andrew Steingiser (Project Architect, SGA) and Jacob Higginbottom (Director of Higher Education Studio, SGA) to discuss their work on the near-complete Passive House residence hall at Wheaton College - which will become the first certified student housing project in the state, as well as other Passive House and student housing related projects. 5:30pm - Networking Hour 6:30pm - Presentation…

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