As a non-profit organization, PHMass relies on sponsorship support to put on events like our monthly meetings, annual symposium, training sessions, and building tours, as well as fund our advocacy work supporting the growth and adoption of Passive House and high-performance building strategies throughout the state and region.
As a PHMass Sustaining Sponsor you’ll help support this great work year-round and receive professional development opportunities for your employees, marketing and recruitment opportunities for your organization, and access to the resources and expertise of Passive House Massachusetts. Pricing is a sliding-scale based on the size of your organization.
Professional Development Benefits:
- Monthly meetings and trainings featuring industry experts
- Opportunity to host Passive House training sessions at your offices and/or virtually
- Employees of Sustaining Sponsors are invited to attend our annual Symposium at a special reduced rate of $25 per person.
- Table at our annual symposium (by request and space dependent)
- Sponsorship listing on Symposium materials
- Logo and website link on PHMass newsletters and PHMass website
- Display the PHMass Sustaining Sponsor logo on your company’s website
- Business Listing in the PHMass Professional Directory
- Share up to 5 posts per year on PHMass Twitter and LinkedIn platform
- Ability to post to PHMass job board – in monthly newsletter and on website
Here are just a few highlights of what we have accomplished this past year:
- We continued our Passive House + Renewables = Net Zero Energy campaign to promote Passive House as the foundation required to meet Net Zero goals.
- As part of this campaign, we have been integral in the work of the MA Net Zero Building Coalition meeting with DOER to push both the Stretch Code update and the Specialized Opt-In Stretch Code as far as possible toward net zero and full electrification. The current draft of the Op-In Code requires all multi-family buildings over 12,000 GSF to be Passive House Certified and suggests Passive House as a pre-approved alternative pathway for all other projects. This appears to be a first in the nation accomplishment.
- Our campaign for 2022 is centered on Passive House Retrofits. In order to reach our state’s climate goals we tackle the GHG emission of existing buildings and we have focused our presentations and case-studies on retrofits.
- We continued to lobby the EEAC to make sure that the Mass Save Passive House Incentive Program for multifamily Passive House projects was extended for the new 3-Year Plan. The first 3 years of this program has enrolled over 8,000 registered units across the state. This new 3-Year Plan also includes a new All-Electric Homes incentive for 1-4 unit projects and we expect many of these projects to be Passive House.
- We’ve also continued to grow our ICF / Mass Save training program with Lunch & Learns and Workshops, including an expanded Online Video Library for on-demand viewing. So far this year, we have held 18 Passive House Lunch & Learns ranging from introductions and refreshers at various architecture firms to deep dives into thermal break details for structural engineers.
- We hosted the Passive House Network’s annual conference in Boston for the first time. PHN honored the Winthrop Square project with the first ever Trailblazer Award in recognition of what will soon be the largest certified office space in the world.
- Finally, this November, we will once again host our annual Passive House Symposium, in-person at the BSA. Employees of Sustaining Sponsors are invited to attend at a reduced rate of $25 per person.