(On-Demand) Taking Passive House to Scale in Massachusetts

  • Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Online/On-Demand (Available thru 12/31/2021)


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60-minute webinar available on-demand until 12/31/2021

(Originally recorded live for the New Gravity Housing Conference on 8/7/2020)

  • FREE access for Illinois Green Members and $10 access for non-members.
  • Please register using the registration button on the left to gain access to this on-demand webinar.
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Over the last two years Passive House advocates in Massachusetts have made great strides developing several different ways to encourage developers to seriously consider Passive House Certification for their projects. These include: bonus points in the State QAP; a pilot program from MassCEC worth $4000/ unit; a Mass Save Passive House Incentive Program worth up to $3250/ unit; an ambitious program of Mass Save sponsored Passive House training's; state-level environmental impact reviewers asking developers to seriously consider committing to Passive House; local-level action during Special Permitting processes to require Passive House in exchange for political support; affordable housing funders offering beneficial financing terms for Passive House projects; and state energy code offering an approved alternative pathway for Passive House.

Taken together, these initiatives have steered dozens of developers down the Passive House path. But these projects are in early design stages. How far will they go? This session explores the initiatives, the preliminary outcomes, and thoughts about future actions.


  • Beverly Craig, Manager, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)
  • Hank Keating, President, Passive House Massachusetts
  • Mark Pignatelli, Senior Manager, ICF

Continuing Education:

This webinar is eligible to self-report to USGBC for 1 credit hour towards your LEED professional credential. You can find self reporting instructions in your confirmation email.


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