2018 Passive House Massachusetts Symposium


November 7, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm


BSA Space, Atlantic Wharf Building
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Passive House buildings have been growing in size, scope, and impact across the region and this year’s symposium will be a showcase for real-world data on energy performance, financial cost, air quality and health, and more. Featuring case-studies, performance data, policy updates, and in-depth sessions on the design, engineering, and construction of state-of-the-art high-performance buildings. Join us to experience “Passive House in Action” and the forefront of the new green building revolution.


The Leading Edge of Passive House: Massachusetts at an Inflection Point 

  • Michelle Apigian, ICON Architecture
  • Amy Johns, Williams College
  • Brad Mahoney, Millennium Partners 


8:00    |  Registration and Morning Coffee

8:30    |  Opening Plenary

10:00  |  Morning Sessions

12:15  |  Lunch and Networking

12:45  |  Afternoon Sessions

3:15    |  Closing Policy Panel

4:15    |  Networking Reception and Vendor Showcase

The opening keynote event will feature a showcase of projects representing the future of Passive House in Massachusetts: a multi-family building in Cambridge, a college residence hall in Williamstown, and the largest Passive House office yet built, right in the heart of Boston. Multi-track sessions will then feature case studies, data presentations, policy updates, and in-depth discussions on the design, engineering, financing, and construction of state-of-the-art high performance buildings, including lessons learned from other states.

Multi-Track Sessions Include:

Large-Scale Passive House Case-Studies

Lois Arena, Steven Winters Associates

Affordable Housing & Passive House: Lessons Learned from Pittsburgh

Laura Nettleton, Thoughtful Balance

Rebecca Griffith, NK Architects

Measuring and Monitoring Performance Data

Mike Duclos, DEAP Energy Group

Cost-Effective Engineering for Large Scale Passive House Buildings

Brandon Nicholson, NK Architects

Stealth Passive House: Borning, Invisible, and Everywhere

Jesse Thompson, Kaplan Thompson Architects

Local Residential Passive House Case-Study

Tagore Hernandez, Group Design Build

More to be announced…

Sponsorship and exhibit table opportunities still available. Email for info. 

Registration fee: 

Government/Non-Profit & Student: $50, Regular (member): $125, Regular: $150

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Real Estate Development