Passive House & All-Electric Homes Training
Take Energy Efficiency to a New Level
The Sponsors of Mass Save®, in partnership with Passive House Massachusetts, have launched a Passive House & All-Electric Homes Training offer to support workforce development and market transformation in the energy efficiency and building construction industries. Our goal is to enhance the skill set 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, verifier, or tradesperson by the Phius and the Passive House Institute (PHI).
What is Passive House?
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.
What is an All-Electric Home?
All-Electric Homes utilize high-performance heat pump technology for heating, cooling, and water heating. They feature super-insulated building envelopes to minimize heat loss, leaks, and drafts to maximize energy efficiency. These homes have no on-site fossil fuels.
Educating Professionals - and Evolving the Market
Scaling the Passive House & All-Electric Homes market in Massachusetts requires increased awareness among both the design and building communities regarding the stringent requirements of these high-performance homes. This is a critical component of advancing energy efficiency implementation efforts and furthering energy-saving building construction across the commercial and residential sectors.
To this end, the Passive House & All-Electric Homes Training offer creates a viable, mature, and 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.
All-Electric Home & Passive House Training
The examples below highlight an array of Passive House & All-Electric Homes Trainings.
|Passive House 101: An Introduction to Passive Buildings||Humidity & Moisture Control in Multi-Family Passive Houses|
|Passive House 201: Technical Aspects of Passive Buildings||Making the Switch to All-Electric|
|Passive House & All-Electric Homes Incentive Overview||Ventilation Demand Control Systems|
|Internal & Solar Heat Gain in Multi-Family Buildings||Passive House & All-Electric Homes Case Studies|
|Passive House Process: The Path to Certification||Next Generation HVAC Solutions: Hybrid VRF Design and Water Loops|
|Quality Assurance/Quality Control Techniques for Ensuring Success||Cost Estimation for Passive House|
|The Passive House Affordable Design Manual||Embodied Carbon for Passive House: Tools & Materials|
|Carpentry and HVAC Subcontractor Workshop||Passive House Verification: What to Expect When You're Expecting a Passive House|
|Heat Pumps Best & Worst Practices: Designing, Installing, and Operating Air Sourced Heat Pumps||Airtightness Testing for Large Buildings|
|Heat Pump Water Heaters: Design & Best Practices||Passive House for Municipalities|
|Lessons Learned: Avoiding Common Mistakes for Multi-Family Passive House||Advanced Air Sealing for Contractors|
|Cost-Effective Passive House||HVAC for Passive House|
|High-Performance Building Assemblies for Single-Family Homes||Construction Techniques for Continuous Envelope Insulation|
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All-Electric Home & Passive House Incentives
In addition to training, we offer incentives and assistance to support the construction of multi-family high-rise buildings (five units or more) with deep energy savings. Certification and performance incentives are available to assist builders and developers in achieving a Passive House or similar level of efficiency. We also offer enhanced incentives for single-family and 2-4 unit homes that meet certain high-performance, All-Electric criteria.
Ready to get started? We are here to help.
Keep up with the growing demand for high-performance housing and become certified as a Passive House builder, consultant, designer, rater, or verifier.
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