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June 2019

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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Building Science for Carpenters with Steve Easley

July 30 @ 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. On Tuesday, July 30th, we will welcome special guest Steve Easley, an international recognized building science expert to discuss a variety of topics related…

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August 2019

Site Tour of Concord Highlands – Affordable Multifamily Passive House

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for our August member meeting as we tour Concord Highlands, an under-construction multi-family building in Cambridge. The Passive House project, from Homeowner’s Rehab, ICON Architecture, and NEI General Contracting, features 6-stories and 98-units of 100% affordable housing. Meeting time: 3 PM Registration required - sign-up here.

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Building Science for Carpenters

August 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. RSVP required. This month, we meet on-site at a high-performance home in Weston. Steven Snider, (Green Phoenix Development) has offered a tour of his…

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September 2019

Passive House 101 in Worcester

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Bring Passive House to Worcester and Western Mass! This course will provide an overview of the Passive House building standard, discuss certification requirements, 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 initiatives will be provided. Get your questions answered on what Passive House is, where it came from, and how it is expanding throughout the region. Offered for…

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High Performance Building Workshop with Peter Yost

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This workshop series from expert Peter Yost will discuss the building science puzzles of older buildings - how they work and how to improve them, what tools we can use to assess performance, and what role existing buildings play in net-zero carbon. Registration is open for the September 5th sesion and, for a limited time only, a discounted package to all three sessions. Details and registration here. Held at the Studio for High Performance Design & Construction in Newton, MA

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September Member Meeting

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for our September member meeting and networking session for an open discussion with members and peers. We'll also present information on the new Mass Save incentive program for Passive House projects and trainings.  5:30 PM | BSA Space | Pearl Room | 290 Congress St | Boston

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Better Building Materials for Health, Air Quality, and Carbon Emissions

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This innovative new series on healthier buildings will explore the intersection of materials, carbon, and energy, providing a guide for healthy, low-carbon, energy-efficient buildings. For this first session, we welcome Lisa Carey Moore and Matt Root from Integrated Eco Strategy to discuss practical ways to incorporate healthier materials into your projects. Details, location, and registration info here.

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