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October 2019

Passive House Symposium 2019

October 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA

Save the Date: Wednesday, Oct. 23rd Registration and Schedule here Passive House is reaching new heights in Massachusetts. From multi-family buildings to commercial office spaces and college residence halls, projects of all types are looking to the Passive House standard as the best option for achieving low-carbon healthy spaces and a pathway to net-zero communities. Join us for a annual symposium showcasing this new wave of buildings as well as case studies and lessons learned from past projects, technical advances in…

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Building Science for Carpenters

October 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
StudioHPDC, 151R ADAMS STREET
NEWTON, MA 02458 United States

Our next Building Science for Carpenters will feature Mike Duclos leading a discussion about ventilation strategies. We’ll discuss examples of different ventilation systems, how each is typically implemented, and what improvements can be made to standard installation practices. We’ll measure some airflows in the classroom in real time using both very simple and very sophisticated equipment. Finally, we'll wrap up with some pictures and discussion of what goes wrong and why, and how to avoid those issues on your projects.…

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November 2019

ABX: ArchitectureBoston Expo

November 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

ABX | ArchitectureBoston Expo November 6-7, 2019, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

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Webinar: Training Resources for Multifamily Passive House

November 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar will provide an overview of the integrated team training process for Passive House Challenge projects. We will introduce a recommended timeline for trades trainings, sample agendas for each training, and review how teams can use the Passive House Training Tool to keep everyone on the same page. The goal is to empower each project team to develop their own in-house trainings specific to their project and provide them with the resources to effectively deliver that training to tradespeople…

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PHMA November Meeting: A Builder’s Approach…

November 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress St, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA

Join us for our November member meeting, open to all. This month we welcome Steve DeMetrick (Certified Passive House Builder, former PHMA board member, JLC and Fine Homebuilding contributor) for A Builder's Approach to Residential High Performance and Passive House Construction. 5:30pm – Networking Hour 6:30pm – Presentation and Discussion BSA Space, 2nd Floor, Pearl Room 290 Congress St, Boston

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December 2019

PHMA December: Innovations in Low-Carbon Materials

December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our December member meeting, open to all. This month we welcome a collection of speakers presenting on Innovations in Low-Carbon Materials. Featuring: Tom Chase, from New Ecology, providing an overview of embodied carbon in buildings. Elise Strobach, from the Device Research Lab at MIT, discussing AeroShield, a super-insulating nano-glass material for use in energy efficient windows. John Klein, founder of John Klein Design and a Research Scientist at MIT, presenting on Mass Timber. Rob Conboy, CEO of Glavel, discussing…

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Passive House 101 in Western Mass

December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On December 12th, PHMA and Mass Save will be bringing Passive House training to Western Mass for an evening session on an Introduction to Passive House Buildings and Design. This course is designed for architects, builders, engineers, developers, and all members of project teams, as well as homeowners, renovators, and others with an interest in low-carbon, high-performance homes and buildings. Please go here for event details and to RSVP. While the course is free, registration is required.

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January 2020

PHMA January Meeting: Cost-Estimating for Passive House Projects

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

Join us for our first event of 2020 on January 14th, open to all. This month we will feature a presentation on Cost-Estimating for Passive House Projects with Ken Neuhauser and Wes Stanhope of Building Evolution Corporation. 5:30pm – Networking Hour  |  6:30pm – Presentation and Discussion BSA Space, Pearl Room, 2nd Floor, 90 Congress St, Boston

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Passive House 101: An Introduction to the Passive House Standard

January 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

In this morning session held at the Boston Society of Architects, we will provide an overview of the Passive House building standard including certification metrics, common design elements, and net-zero potential, as well as the impacts Passive House has on carbon and health. Examples of various building types will be presented and information on funding opportunities will be provided. Get your questions answered on what Passive House is, where it came from, and how it is expanding throughout the state…

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Building Science for Carpenters

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
StudioHPDC, 151R ADAMS STREET
NEWTON, MA 02458 United States

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. This month is Open Mic Night. Bring some info to share or bring a question about what you're working on and get helpful feedback…

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