May
13
to May 14

Flixo Course - Model Thermal Bridges for High Performance Buildings

In this 2-day course, participants will explore thermal bridge modeling using Flixo to be able to understand the impact of design details on the energy performance of High Performance Buildings/ Passive House Buildings. We will first cover the concepts and protocols for thermal bridge modeling. Then, participants will have the opportunity to model several common thermal bridge types using Flixo, with guidance from the instructors. By the end of the course, participants will have completed at least five thermal bridge models. All participants should arrive with the 30-day free Flixo Trial software (version 8) pre-loaded on their computer. Course limited to first 20 registered.

Details and Registration are here.

Intended Audience: Architects, engineers, energy modelers, Passive House consultants, designers and other building professionals who want to build on their skills of thermal bridge modeling.

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Building Science for Carpenters
Mar
28
4:00 PM16:00

Building Science for Carpenters

Join other carpenters, builders, and construction professionals for an evening of networking, presentations, and discussion on building science and construction techniques for high-performance building. Each month, we will have short presentations from guest speakers around a chosen topic and then open discussion among the group. Drinks and snacks are provided and attendance is open to all.

Building Science for Carpenters is an ongoing series co-sponsored by the Studio for High-Performance Design & Construction (StudioHPDC), the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB), and Passive House Massachusetts (PHMA).

This event is free and open to the public, though reservation is required.
Register here.

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Low-Carbon Buildings 101
Mar
5
4:00 PM16:00

Low-Carbon Buildings 101

Buildings like our homes, offices, and schools are responsible or over 40% of energy use and carbon emissions. Fortunately, there is an opportunity for change as we renovate and remake our built environment. This session will introduce various design & construction methods for created low-carbon buildings, including Passive House, Living Building, and Net-Zero, as well as strategies for communities to encourage low-carbon development. This course meant for homeowners, town planners, neighborhood councils, school boards, and all interested community members

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Building Science for Carpenters
Feb
28
4:00 PM16:00

Building Science for Carpenters

Join other carpenters, builders, and construction professionals for an evening of networking, presentations, and discussion on building science and construction techniques for high-performance building. Each month, we will have short presentations from guest speakers around a chosen topic and then open discussion among the group. Drinks and snacks are provided and attendance is open to all.

Building Science for Carpenters is an ongoing series co-sponsored by the Studio for High-Performance Design & Construction (StudioHPDC), the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB), and Passive House Massachusetts (PHMA).

This event is free and open to the public, though reservation is required.
Register here.

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Building Science for Carpenters
Jan
24
4:00 PM16:00

Building Science for Carpenters

This month, a panel of three seasoned architects specializing in high performance design will discuss what they love most about working with good carpenters — and what they love least. Join us for a lively give-and-take and an opportunity to gain some empathy, learn some useful tips, and benefit from hard-won wisdom about cultivating better project teams.

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Construction Business Basics: Building a Triple Bottom Line Business
Nov
8
1:00 PM13:00

Construction Business Basics: Building a Triple Bottom Line Business

What does it mean to run a sustainable business? Is your company making a profit? Are your employees and clients happy? Do you have a good work/life balance? Is your business doing its part to fight climate change? Are you active in your community? This workshop will cover what it means to have a triple bottom line business, touching on how our businesses can address the 3Ps of People, Profit and Planet.

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