Bridgewater, MA Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan), a full-service construction management company, announces today that 14 employees have recently become PHIUS Certified Builders by Passive House Institute US, Inc. (PHIUS), with two more employees on their way to certification. PHIUS is a non-profit organization committed to making high-performance passive building the mainstream market standard.
The following Callahan employees have recently become Passive House certified:
• Joe Cirignano: Lead Superintendent
• Joe Callesano: Superintendent
• Frank Murphy: In-House Architect
• Tony Buckman: General Superintendent
• David Boucher: Project Executive
• Joe Conlon: Chief Estimator
• Nathan Farinacci: Estimator
• Will Gregg: QA/QC Manager
• Joe Horrigan: Project Executive
• George Malakidis: Project Executive
• Chris Becker: Project Manager
• Dan Kupferschmid: Superintendent
• Michael Carrier: Assistant Superintendent
• Matthew McTernan: Assistant Superintendent
“Callahan is committed to designing and constructing sustainable and low energy-producing buildings, and having so many team members certified with Passive House makes this goal tangible and attainable on a different level,” said Patrick Callahan, president of Callahan Construction Managers. “We are extremely proud of our team members’ achievements and look forward to leaning on their expertise to make every project environmentally-friendly.”
Buildings that meet the PHIUS+ standard use 40 to 60 percent less energy for space conditioning than typical buildings. Any project that meets the Passive House standard provides superior indoor air quality, resilience during power outages, and an extremely quiet, comfortable indoor environment.
Passive House is a standard for energy efficiency used by the architecture, engineering, and construction industries to construct low energy-usage buildings. Companies like Callahan are increasingly adopting passive house building principles to achieve Net Zero Energy (NZE) for their projects. The total annual energy used by NZE buildings is equivalent to the renewable energy it creates, resulting in net zero energy consumption.