ICYMI: MBC Holds Interactive Discussion on Passive Buildings

MBC panelists

Boston – On Oct. 10, the Massachusetts Building Congress (MBC) held an interactive discussion focused on Passive House building, design, and technology.

The event showcased The Winthrop Center, the largest Passive House office building in the world, developed by MP Boston; and a newly-completed Passive House dorm at Wheaton College, designed by SGA and built by Commodore Builders.

Joëlle Jahn, building performance consult at WSP USA, was on the panel to discuss the firm’s design and execution of passive design strategies across the country. Other panelists included Kathleen MacNeil, principal at MP Boston; Jacob Higginbottom, director of higher education at SGA; and Rob Blanchard, project executive at Commodore Builders.

Anastasia Barnes moderated the event, which was held at Revere Hotel Boston’s  Liberty Hall.  More than 150 were in attendance to listen to this relevant topic. This event is the beginning of a series of Passive House panels that MBC will be hosting.

MBC’s next event will be held on Nov. 14.  The event will be an update on Skanska’s plans for development in Greater Boston.

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