Passive House Training
Take Energy Efficiency to a New Level
The Sponsors of Mass Save®, in partnership with Passive House Massachusetts, have launched a Passive House Training offer to support workforce development and market transformation in the energy efficiency and building construction industries. Our goal is to enhance the skillset of the energy efficiency workforce in Massachusetts. You can keep up with the growing demand for high-performance housing and become certified as a Passive House builder, consultant, designer, rater, or verifier.
Passive House Training provides up-to-date certified credentials from the Passive House Institute (PHI) and the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS). Additionally, the new Passive House Training offer creates a cost-effective pathway for business partners to invest in workforce training and professional development. A multi-pronged training approach offered by the Sponsors of Mass Save will minimize, and in many cases eliminate, the cost burden to participants.
What is Passive House?
Passive House refers to the ultimate goal in high efficiency design: buildings that minimize energy consumption and have added resilience features. Passive House design focuses on robust insulation and air tightness, high-performing glazing, and simplified mechanical systems, to achieve significantly lower energy use, while creating a comfortable and resilient space for inhabitants. The Passive House Institute (PHI) and the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) establish two independent standards and provide certifications for such homes: The PHIUS+ Passive Building Standard and the international Passive House Standard.
|Lunch and Learns|
|Target Audience: Contractors, designers, developers, engineers, financing agencies, and municipal officials|
|For developers and general contracting firms that need a high-level introduction to Passive House standards, development costs, project delivery, and more|
|This 1–2 hour event is presented at no cost to participants and is Continuing Education Unit (CEU)-eligible for Passive House credentials|
|Target Audience: Architects, engineers, estimators, general contractors, project teams, and sub-contractors|
|Covering building science best practices, quality assurance, and more|
|This half-day training event is offered at no cost to participants and is CEU-eligible for Passive House credentials|
|Passive House Certifications|
|Target Audience: Passive House builders, consultants, designers, raters, and verifiers|
|Offer 50% cost reimbursement to participants upon successful completion of certification|
|Goal of 95 new Passive House certifications by December 2021|
|Training time varies based on the training course selected. Limit two participants per company|
We are excited to provide this new Passive House Training offer. Our goal is to enhance the skillset of the energy efficiency workforce in Massachusetts. You can keep up with the growing demand for high-performance housing and become certified as a Passive House designer, consultant, builder, rater or verifier.
Passive House Incentives
In addition to training, we are offering new 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 or similar levels of efficiency. Want to learn more? Click HERE.