Integrating Passive House into US Model Energy Codes When and How?

November 28, 2018, 3:30 - 5:00 PM EST

Please join us for our November webinar!

Over the past 10 years MA has emerged as a leading state in integrating HERS ratings into the building energy code at both the local level and in the IECC national model energy codes. As we look towards the next 10 years and a future of ‘zero carbon building codes’,  Passive House principles have emerged as a leading solution encompassing both superior energy performance and building resiliency, particularly in multi-family and commercial buildings. Taking lessons from the widespread adoption of passive house principles in the European Union and the MA experience of HERS rating adoption, this presentation invites a discussion of the potential to incorporate Passive house standards into state and national model codes in the coming decade.

Ian Finlayson works on the policy development of a number Massachusetts energy efficiency priorities, including the statewide 3-year energy efficiency plans, updates to the building energy code, and residential building energy labeling. Ian was the lead author of the buildings chapter of the Massachusetts clean energy and climate plan for 2020.
Prior to joining state government Ian worked for a regional affordable housing developer, and internationally in Afghanistan and Japan. He holds degrees from Edinburgh University, and MIT.

Contact: Betsy Ames at 978.633.3013