Cost-Estimating for Passive House



Recorded at our January member meeting, this presentation features Ken Neuhauser and Wes Stanhope of Building Evolution Corporation, Ed Sople of Dellbrook JKS, and Julie Klump of POAH, discussing their approach to estimating costs on a large Passive House project.

A Builder’s Approach to Passive House


Recorded at our November member meeting, this presentation features Steve DeMetrick discussing A Builder's Approach to Residential High-Performance and Passive House Construction. Steve is a Certified Passive House Builder and built the first PHIUS Certified Passive House in Rhode Island. He also an occasional contributor to the Journal of Light Construction and Fine Homebuilding as well as a former board member of PHMA. Find at more at DeMetrick Housewrights.

Innovations in Low Carbon Materials

This December we welcomed 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 (at 0:00).
Elise Strobach, from the Device Research Lab at MIT, discussing AeroShield, a super-insulating nano-glass material for use in energy efficient windows (at 13:30).
John Klein, founder of John Klein Design and a Research Scientist at MIT, presenting on Mass Timber at (at 24:00).
Rob Conboy, CEO of Glavel, discussing how they turn recycle glass into a cost-effective alternative to sub-slab foam insulation (at 37:30).

Passive House Affordable Design Workshop


This recorded session from Tim McDonald and David Salamon provides cost-effective strategies and a practical guide for affordable multi-family Passive House projects based on their experience leading the way on these types of buildings in Pennsylvania.

This video is available on the Mass Save Passive House Online Learning Center.

Passive House Training Tool

This new training tool was developed primarily for multi-family projects but may be helpful for other Passive House building types. The goal of the tool 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 who may have never done a Passive House project previously.

Link to Training Tool

An Introduction to MultiFamily Passive House


This one-hour webinar provides 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.

Multi-Family Passive House: Bringing Passive House to Scale


On May 13th, 2019, PHMA sponsored a discussion on the PHIUS standard and multi-family Passive House development with Katrin Klingenberg, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Passive House Institute US (PHIUS). The presentation covered a variety topics including Passive House within the larger context of Net Zero and Net Positive building, compatibility of the PHIUS Standard with multi-family building types, and review of PH principles.