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July 2021

PHMass July – Getting to Zero: Building Case Studies

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Passive House + Renewables = Net Zero Energy. This month we explore the PH+R=NZE concept with case studies of small-scale, low-rise buildings - featuring a single-family home in Cambridge, an office and classroom in Newton, and a townhome complex in Newburyport. Group discussion and Q&A included. Register here for Zoom details. 

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New Gravity Housing Conference

July 21 - July 22

Green Building United’s 5th annual New Gravity Housing Conference will be a virtual collaboration with Passive House Accelerator LLC - a creative catalyst for zero energy carbon building. New Gravity is focused on discussing and promoting policies and practices that support high performance affordable housing. This year will feature four interactive sessions ranging from technical insight on projects to broader market transformation discussions, and participants will be joining across the globe! Full details here.

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August 2021

PHMass August 2021: Multifamily Projects

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

Join us for our August virtual meeting featuring a presentation on Multifamily Building Incentives in Massachusetts. In August 2019, Mass Save launched its Passive House training and multifamily incentives, with the goal of transforming the multifamily market. Two years in, where do things stand? With 5,000 units in the pipeline, success! Join Kristen Simmons and Luke McKneally, with Mass Save’s lead Vendor ICF, for an update. Luke and Kristen will touch on trends and statistics within the market and the…

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Passive House for Raters

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 - REGISTER HERE Part 2: September 29th, 2021 Part 3: October 20th, 2021 Presenters include: Aaron Gunderson, PHMass Mike Duclos, Energy Raters of Massachusetts Tony…

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September 2021

PHMass Sept: Case Study of Moran Square Retrofit & New Build

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our September session as we explore the PH+R=NZE concept with a case study of a large-scale retrofit and new build project in Fitchburg. Under construction now, Moran Square is a mixed-use historic retrofit with a new section of affordable housing units. Heather Clark, from the Rocky Mountain Institute, will walk us through the project. Group discussion and Q&A included. Register for Zoom info here.                   

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Harbor Village Affordable Housing – The Massachusetts Passive House Boom

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Harbor Village, 30 units of affordable housing in the coastal Massachusetts town of Gloucester, is on track to be the third certified Passive House multifamily building in Massachusetts.  Harbor Village is part of a wave of new multifamily Passive projects in Massachusetts, with 86 proposed multifamily buildings currently enrolled in the Mass Save Passive House incentive program.  Hear about policies that have led to the boom in Passive House interest. Then hear from Michelle Apigian of ICON Architecture, who has designed…

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Passive House for Engineers: MEP Systems, PH Metrics, and Lessons Learned

September 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Designed for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC engineers and technicians, this session will provide an overview of the Passive House standard from an engineers perspective. This is a live virtual session, with audience Q&A included. Featuring Galen Staengl, P.E., CPHC, Principle, Staengl Engineering Register here.    Brought to you by PHMass on behalf of the sponsors of Mass Save.

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October 2021

PhiusCon 2021 in New York

October 12 - October 15

Join PHIUS (Passive House Institute U.S) in Tarrytown for PhiusCon 2021. It's taken a year longer than planned, but PhiusCon (formerly NAPHC) is on for October 12-15, 2021. Core Conference Registration is open! Register by July 15 for a substantial early bird discount. For now, in person attendance is capped--so if you want to be there, don't delay. Two days, five tracks, three keynotes--Joe Lstiburek will provide the finale on Friday, October 15. We'll have the conference and preconference grids…

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Introduction to Passive House Trades

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NAPHN’s Introduction to Passive House Trades course will broadly cover the following topics: Passive House basics, review typical construction types, windows and installation, air barriers and insulation, and new, innovative PH products. It is crucial when working on Passive House buildings to properly install components, understand how to correctly implement design details, and assess and plan for the current and future performance of the building. This live online course is accompanied by mini video tutorials for various PH product installations,…

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Passive House for Raters

October 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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  Part 2: September 29th, 2021 Part 3: October 20th, 2021 Presenters include: Tony Lisanti, Integral Building & Design, Inc Mike Duclos, Energy Raters of Massachusetts…

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