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Passive House 101: An Introduction to Passive Buildings

May 11, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this course, we will provide an overview of the Passive House building standard including certification metrics, common design elements, and net-zero potential, as well as the impacts Passive House has on carbon and health.

Examples of various building types will be presented and information on funding opportunities will be provided. Get your questions answered on what Passive House is and how to achieve it, and see how it is expanding throughout the state and region.

This course is taught by Aaron Gunderson. Aaron is the Executive Director of Passive House Massachusetts, overseeing member engagement, public outreach, educational programing, and organizational administration. He is a Certified Passive House Tradesperson and an accredited LEED professional with prior experience in community outreach & development for clean-tech companies and solar power installers. He holds a Master’s in Sustainability from Harvard University where he focused on sustainable building design, embodied carbon and energy analysis, greenhouse gas reporting, and community-level climate adaptation.

Course Objectives

Learn what the Passive House standard is and what the requirements are.

Learn about design & construction elements of success projects.

Learn about the energy, carbon, and health benefits of PH buildings.

Learn from examples of built projects in the region.

Funding Grants Available: Submit by April 20th, 2023

The express grant is designed to help businesses of all sizes respond quickly to emerging needs and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, the Express program is the Workforce Training Fund’s fastest path to funding.

You could take this training for FREE. Complete an Express Grant Application.

Course ID# 1131153

Background photo above is of Finch Cambridge taken by Anthony Crisafulli for Icon Architecture


May 11, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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