Pro Tour of the First Passive House in Wayland, MA | U.S. Green Building Council
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Pro Tour of the First Passive House in Wayland, MA

GBCI: 0920004668

The tour of this 2,500 square foot home will be led by hosts Mike Dutra and Nicholas Falkoff from Auburndale Builders, Mike Duclos, the PHIUS+ rater, and Donald Grose, the project designer. The tour will conclude with a reception, and a presentation entitled "Going Foam-Free in Passive Construction."
Eligible for 2.5 CE HOURS.
  • 2.5 CE

  • LU/HSW

Rating system: v4



"BuildingEnergy Pro Tours are half-day tours of high performance homes all over the Northeast led by members of the project teams behind them, and concluding with a reception and workshop or Q&A session. Pro Tours are an opportunity for sustainable building professionals to get to see projects in progress with their own eyes, share your knowledge and learn from your colleagues.
This Pro Tour will take place in Wayland, MA.

Project Details:
-The existing house was deconstructed piece by piece and the materials sold for re-use
-The new home will be powered by PV and generate more energy than it uses
-The home will be certified through PHIUS to meet the Passive standard
-The insulation of the house is an entirely foam-free enclosure
-The rainwater from the house will be harvested and used for irrigation
-The house has been designed to be accessible for the clients as they age in place"


  1. Learn more about PV-power in passive homes
  2. Learn more about building projects to meet the Passive standard through PHIUS
  3. Learn about rainwater collection systems, and how to make them most effective in a residential home
  4. Learn about insulating a house entirely without the use of foam
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USGBC Massachusetts Chapter
Boston, MA
United States


Mike Dutra
Nicholas Falkoff
Mike Duclos
Donald Grose