The Sponsors of Mass Save® are excited officially to announce the launch of a Passive House Incentive program for multi-family high-rise buildings. Incentives and assistance to support the construction of multi-family high-rise buildings (four stories or higher) with deep energy savings.

Certification and performance incentives are available to assist builders and developers in achieving Passive House certification certification through either PHIUS or PHI standards as well as to those that pre-certify and build to similar high-efficiency levels. Additional funds are available for feasibility studies of projects and for energy modeling services.

Update: As of February, 2020, this program has been updated to include all multifamily buildings with five or more units.

For information on program application and qualification details, visit the Mass Save website or email multifhr@icf.com

Upcoming Mass Save Sponsored Trainings

Workshop: Avoiding Common Mistakes for Multifamily Passive House Designers, Developers and Builders | March 12, Boston
This presentation from David Salamon focuses on helping passive house designers, builders, and developers avoid common mistakes on multifamily residences, the lessons presented will be relevant for other project types as well. Limited attendance, registration required.
Registration now open.

PHI Certified Passive House Designer | February 24-28 | Newton
Put on in partnership with the North American Passive House Network, this week long course provides in-depth training on Passive House design and energy modeling and prepares attendees for CPHD certification from the Passive House Institute. For those who achieve certification, Mass Save will reimburse 50% of the registration costs.
Registration now open.

Certified Passive House Builders Course | February 12-14 | Newton
This 3-day course provides in-depth training on Passive House for carpenters, builders, project managers, and construction professionals and prepares attendees for PHIUS CPHB certification. For those who achieve certification, Mass Save will reimburse 50% of the registration costs.
Registration now open.

 

Past Trainings

Workshop: Lessons Learned from the First Generation of MultiFamily Projects | February 11, Boston
While multifamily Passive House projects are just getting off the ground here in Massachusetts, in other parts of the US and Canada they have been in existence for many years. This workshop from Dan Whitmore and Monte Paulson explores lessons learned from many of these groundbreaking projects.
Video coming soon.

Workshop: The Affordable PH Multifamily Design Manual  | October 18, Boston
This two-hour course, presented by Tim McDonald and David Salamon, provides design, development, and building professionals with a step-by-step guide to cost-effective strategies for approaching affordable multi-family Passive House buildings, based on their industry-leading experience in Pennsylvania.
Recorded video available here.  

PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant course | September 23-27, Westwood
This weeklong course provides in-depth training on Passive House design and energy modeling and prepares attendees for PHIUS CPHC certification. For those who took this course and achieved certification, Mass Save will reimburse 50% of the registration costs. Email PassiveHouseTrainingMA@icf.com for reimbursement details.

Passive House 101: An Introduction to Passive Buildings & Design | January 16, Boston | December 12, Lenox | September 5, Worcester
This session provides an overview of the Passive House building standard, certification requirements and common design elements, as well as the impacts Passive House has on carbon and health. Get your questions answered on what Passive House is, where it came from, and how it is expanding throughout the region. Offered for free through the Mass Save Passive House program.

 

Additional trainings coming soon. Please email PassiveHouseTrainingMA@icf.com for training related questions.

Mass Save Passive House Online Learning Center
Now featuring recorded trainings including the Passive House Affordable Design Workshop.