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Intro to PassivHaus

February 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

About the session:

PassivHaus, Passive House or PH for short: we know you have been hearing about it, if you subscribe to high performance building. This well known standard has made its way to the Americas and now is growing roots in Massachusetts. Come connect with the leaders at Passive House Massachusetts and learn the basics of the system.

Passive House comprises a set of design principles used to obtain a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency and building comfort. Where did the Passive House standard come from and how has it evolved over the years? In this session, participants will learn the history of Passive House as a building concept and the differences between the national and international standards as well as how they relate to LEED and other building standards. A great opportunity to learn the basics of Passive House and get your questions answered.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the basics of Passive House principles
  2. Introduce yourself to Passive House Massachusetts and how you can learn more in upcoming sessions
  3. Find out how Passive House is being integrated into code in different areas nationally and internationally
  4. Network with other Passive House practioners and those interested in the practice


About the presenter:

Mike Duclos is a principal and founder of The DEAP Energy Group, LLC, a consultancy providing a wide variety of Deep Energy Retrofit, Zero Net Energy and Passive House related consulting services. He is responsible for the design and certification of the second certified Passive House in Massachusetts, and assisted with the design, and preparation of the PHPP for the first EnerPHIT certified home in the US. Mike is a founder and member of the Board of Directors of Passive House Massachusetts.


February 22, 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am


“Edison” Conference Room
50 Milk Street 16th Floor
Boston, MA 02109 United States
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