The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has issued a call for solicitations for a new funding program aimed at promoting Passive House buildings. The Passive House Design Challenge is meant to demonstrate that multi-family affordable housing can be built in Massachusetts to the Passive House standard at a low to no cost premium.

The program will award selected projects with up to $4,000 per unit for new construction affordable housing buildings in the state and will accept 5-7 projects on a rolling basis every few months as long as funds are available. Project can be certified by either Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) or Passive House Institute (PHI) and must track the associated costs for pursuing Passive House.

With this program, we are finally seeing real funding efforts being made for Passive House buildings in Massachusetts. PHMA is excited to have the MassCEC leading the way with this initiative and look forward to seeing the completed projects and the examples they set for future buildings in the state.

To find more information and apply for the program, go to the MassCEC’s page here.