The Sponsors of Mass Save formed a partnership with Passive House Massachusetts to launch a Passive House training offer. This will support the energy efficiency and building construction industries to provide workforce development and marketing transformation. Since the program launched in August 2019, over 2,000 professionals have participated in the events.
To participants across the industry– builders, consultants, designers, raters, tradespeople, and verifiers, the training provides up-to-date credentials from the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) and the Passive House Institute (PHI).
This offer also allows business partners to invest in workforce training and professional development through a cost-effective pathway. The Sponsors of Mass Save’s training approach will minimize or even 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?
The goal of Passive House is to create buildings that minimize energy consumption and maximize high-efficiency design alongside comfort and durability. The PHI and the PHIUS created two independent standards and continue to provide certifications for such buildings: The PHIUS+ Passive Building standard and the International Standard.
You can get incentives and assistance to support the construction of multifamily high-rise buildings (five units or more). Plus, along with the increased energy savings, Passive House certification and performance incentives are available to assist builders and developers in reaching PH or similar level of efficiency.
The best way to get started is to contact Neeeco for a no-cost home energy 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.