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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 will explore lessons learned from many of these groundbreaking projects, including where measured performance met expectations, where it may not have, and why. Design successes worth repeating will be emphasized as well as design stumbles not repeat again. Speakers include:  Dan Whitmore, CPHC, PHIUS Certified Builder training instructor Monte Paulsen, CPHC, PHI Building Certifier Read More

This new training tool from MassCEC 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. This course features both a recorded webinar and a link the the Training Tool itself.  Read More

This one-hour webinar from MassCEC 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. Read More

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.  Tim and David are energy efficiency building experts with 20 years of designing multi-family high-performance buildings and, more recently, five years of working on multi-family affordable Passive House projects. They created this workshop to provide design, development, and building professionals with a step-by-step guide to cost-effective strategies for approaching affordable multi-family Passive House buildings. In this course, they provide a manual, delivered in the form of a “decision tree” with pros and cons associated with the two or three most cost-effective and energy efficient strategies for managing all aspects of designing a multi-family Passive House building, including metering, monitoring, heating, cooling, ventilation, hot water, site-built and prefabricated envelopes, foundations, and airtightness. An Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) provides a strategic backbone to the manual and is demonstrated through several case study projects. Presenters: Tim McDonald, Onion Flats; David Salamon, Re:Vision Architecture Recorded in Boston, Fall 2019 Read More

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