Workshop Courses Now Available
This two-part workshop focuses on the technical aspects of Passive House verification and shares lessons learned along the way.
These two sessions go in-depth on designing, installing, and operating ASHP's in retrofits, new code buildings and Passive House buildings.
This course goes into greater depth regarding the challenges and successful strategies employed to achieve the Passive House design criteria.
Internal & Solar Heat Gain in Multifamily: Passive House Solutions
Passive House Incentive & Feasibility Study Overview and Case-Studies
Luke McKneally, ICF
Kristen Simmons, ICF
Lauren Baumann, New Ecology
Ashley Wisse, New Ecology
Ian Johnson, Linnean Solutions
Mass Save Incentive Program info here for reference.
Case Studies: Harbor Village & Finch Cambridge
Michelle Apigian, CPHC, ICON Architecture, joins us to discuss her latest Passive House project, Harbor Village in Gloucester, as well as lessons learned from the nearly-complete Finch Cambridge affordable housing building.
Case Study: Front Flats Philadelphia
Tim McDonald, CPHC & Principle of Onion Flats, joins us via Zoom to discuss his latest large Passive House project, Front Flats.
For more info on this amazing project, pease refer to the this article.
Workshop: Lessons Learned from the First Generation of MultiFamily Projects
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 explores lessons learned from many of these groundbreaking projects.
Dan Whitmore, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Builder training instructor
Monte Paulsen, CPHC, PHI Building Certifier
Passive House Builders Workshop: Martha’s Vineyard
This workshop produced for the Martha's Vineyard Builders Association and the Island Housing Trust features Passive House Builder Mike Dutra discussing the ins and outs of constructing homes and buildings to the Passive House standard.
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.
Innovations in Low Carbon Materials
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).
A Builder’s Approach to Passive House
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
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.