The Sponsors of Mass Save, in partnership with Passive House Massachusetts, have launched a Passive House training offer to support workforce development and marketing transformation in the energy efficiency and building construction industries. Over 2,000 professionals have participated in events since the program launched in August 2019.
The training provides up-to-date credentials to builders, consultants, designers, raters, tradespeople, and verifiers from the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) and the Passive House Institute (PHI).
In addition, this offer creates a cost-effective pathway for business partners to invest in workforce training and professional development. A multi-pronged training approach offered by the Sponsors of Mass Save will minimize, and in many cases eliminate, the cost burden to participants. This is very helpful for households who cannot afford to spend a lot of money on making their home’s energy efficient, and yet who still want to make sure that their home contributes to the energy efficiency of the community.
What Is Passive House?
Passive House refers to the ultimate goal in high-efficiency design: buildings that minimize energy consumption and have added comfort and durability features. The PHI and the PHIUS established two independent standards and provide certifications for such buildings: The PHIUS+ Passive Building standard and the International Standard.
In addition to training, we offer incentives and assistance to support the construction of multifamily high-rise buildings (five units or more) with deep energy savings. Passive House certification and performance incentives are available to assist builders and developers in achieving a PH or similar level of efficiency. The best way to get started is to contact Neeeco for a no cost virtual assessment of your home, which will show you any deficiencies in energy efficiencies and how you can solve them. From there, you can choose which incentives you would like to apply for and how you wish to use them. Luckily, there are many incentives to choose from, so if you’re a resident of Massachusetts, there will most likely be something for you.