PHN Presents

PHN Presents

PHN Presents (formerly NAPHN LIVE) is a free educational platform that offers a range of Passive House experts presenting on a wide range of Passive House topics. If the subject matter qualifies, the presentations offer AIA and PHI continuing education credits to attendees. The events are hosted by one of the NAPHN regional chapters, at noontime in their time zone, and can showcase topics and projects of interest to that chapter.

Scaling up Passive in Massachusetts: Policies, Incentives, and Educational Offerings

September 21, Noon ET
Featuring: Beverly Craig, Senior Program Manager, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Two years ago, there was only one multifamily PH building certified in MA.  Today, there are over 102 proposed buildings including more than 8000 rental units that are seriously considering certifying Passive.  How did this momentum build so fast?  What are the policies, incentives, and players that have led to this transformation in the new construction market?  What kind of incremental costs are they seeing in the Massachusetts market to upgrade to passive certification?  And are there educational resources Massachusetts has developed that your state can adapt and use?  Learn strategies and lessons that could build momentum in your state.


AIA 1 CEU | PHI 1 CP (V168_2021_US)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the factors that supported recent Passive House growth in Massachusetts.
  2. Describe the policies and incentives that are encouraging Passive House growth.
  3. Outline how building construction costs are being affected.
  4. Describe strategies that may be replicable in other states.

Speaker Bio:

Beverly Craig, LEED AP BD+C, manages the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Low and Moderate Income programs including the Passive House Design Challenge for affordable housing, the Affordable Clean Residential Energy Program, and the Triple Decker Design Challenge. Ms. Craig also assists the Workforce team at MassCEC in developing training programs to serve environmental justice community members.   Ms. Craig comes from a background of energy efficiency retrofits and installing renewables at non-profit affordable housing developer Homeowner’s Rehab Inc.. Ms. Craig holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

A selection of past PHN Presents & NAPHN LIVE presentations:

Millhaus Case Study: Finding Harmony Between Health, Comfort, and Performance
The Passive Pitch: Communicating the Value of Passive House
Pushing the Envelope: Climate, Comfort & Opaque Component Certification
Stacking Up: Carrick Library, America’s First Certified Passive House Public Library
Factoring in Electrification: Designs for a Renewable Energy Grid
Keeping the Engine Warm: Cold Climate Certified Passive House Car Dealership
Fundamentals of Online Marketing for Passive House
Seeing Clearly: How Quality Windows Drive Comfort, Performance & Design Freedom