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$1.73M in Awards Announced to Support Energy Efficient Construction

| November 7, 2019

Boston – The Baker-Polito Administration announced $1.73 million in awards to support energy efficient new construction for affordable housing developments in six cities and towns built to Passive House standards. The grants, awarded to eight affordable housing developments in Cambridge, Gloucester, Hanson, Northampton, Holbrook and Boston totaling 540 high-efficiency units, provide energy savings and improved […]

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ICYMI: MBC Holds Interactive Discussion on Passive Buildings

ICYMI: MBC Holds Interactive Discussion on Passive Buildings

| October 30, 2019

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 […]

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SGA and Wheaton College Celebrate Pine Hall Ribbon Cutting

SGA and Wheaton College Celebrate Pine Hall Ribbon Cutting

| October 29, 2019

Students Celebrate First Eight Weeks Living in a Passive House Residence Hall submitted by SGA Norton, MA – Wheaton College hosted a ribbon cutting of the new Passive House (PHIUS) certified residence hall on Oct. 25 to celebrate this revolutionary design in sustainable student life.   SGA, a tech-forward architecture and interior design firm, has […]

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Four Design Professionals Earn CPHC Certification

Four Design Professionals Earn CPHC Certification

| August 1, 2019

Boston – Global design firm Stantec announced that four design professionals have earned their Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) certification with PHIUS: Victoria Civitillo, sustainability project manager, New York, N.Y.; Blake Jackson, Northeast U.S. sustainability design leader, Boston, Mass.; Zachary Halstead, civil engineer, Boston, Mass.; and Brett Lambert, senior associate, Boston, Mass. CPHC is awarded […]

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Passive House Design Standards and Community Carbon Neutrality

Passive House Design Standards and Community Carbon Neutrality

| November 12, 2018

by Jim Newman A passive house (PH) is a building that tactfully uses building orientation, thermal massing, passive heating/cooling, and daylighting to greatly reduce its energy needs. Though the name suggests that most certified passive house projects are residential, a passive house does not necessarily mean the building must be a “house” per se. Passive […]

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