C+GA attended the Climate Ready Buildings Training

C+GA’s Karla Gutierrez RA, CPHC®, Seo Choi, and Shreejit Modak attended the Climate Ready Buildings Training by Building Energy Exchange. This training educates affordable housing project teams on how to design and construct high performance buildings that are resilient to the increasing pressure of climate change and align with NY’s climate goals. Steven Winter Associates and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development presented at the event, using C+GA’s…


MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

Today, the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing opens to the community. Known to students as Building 54, the 185,000-square-foot building establishes a flexible, new hub for research and education in one of the Institute’s most renowned departments. We engineered a facade of glass “shingles” along Vassar Street that reflects the Cambridge sky and the SOM-designed Fairchilds Building across the street. Read More


Communities Work to Create Lasting Affordability Through Local Development

Since 2000, close to 20 percent of neighborhoods in the U.S. with lower incomes and home values have experienced gentrification. In many of the country’s largest cities, like New York City and Philadelphia, neighborhoods that were once affordable became increasingly unaffordable as development and an influx of new residents sent property values soaring. Read More


This Earth Day, we are focusing on engaging youth in climate action.

This Earth Day, we are focusing on engaging youth in climate action. We were pleased to join Passive House For Everyone! (PHFE) in hosting High School for Environmental Studies students and teachers to participate in creative arts explorations and hands-on training around Passive House design. We can all benefit from Passive House knowledge, and experiencing these design concepts through a new lens inspires us to work together toward a sustainable…


Our world is in a state of emergency!

A glimpse of the EU New European Bauhaus: Our world is in a state of emergency! We all failed to prevent climate change, let’s succeed in mitigating it. Sebastian Moreno-Vacca presented how a new narrative in architecture as regenerative design can heal what’s left. Thank you Paperjam for the invitation. Read More


Earth Day 2024 Festival

C+GA’s Director of Sustainability and New York Passive House (NYPH) Board Member Crystal Ng recently co-hosted a booth at the Earth Day 2024 Festival, alongside NYPH Co-Founder and Executive Director Andreas M. Benzing, and fellow NYPH Board Member George Kontaroudis, AIA, LEED AP, CPHD. They presented the sustainability features and Passive House design of several C+GA projects, including 4697 Third Ave, Melrose North, 819 Grand, and Three Arts. We are…


Passive Houses come with a string of benefits that separate them from traditionally constructed homes.

Why do so many of our clients choose to do Passive House? What even is a Passive House?   Passive Houses come with a string of benefits that separate them from traditionally constructed homes. They are well-sealed from air leakage, bugs, and dust, provide filtered, fresh air 24/7 and drastically reduced street noise, and require almost no heating, lowering energy bills and operational carbon emissions. Dive deeper into the what,…


Congratulations to Daniel Piselli AIA, LEED, CPHD, who was named one of Crain’s New York Business’ 2024 Notable Leaders in Sustainability!

Crain's wrote of Dan's biggest professional win, "Piselli co-authored research studies showing that the energy efficiency made possible by passive house design standards applies to tall buildings and urban schools. This influenced the firm's work on projects including La Central, a $1 million New York State Research and Development Authority Buildings of Excellence winner." Learn More



Better Project & Better Practice Awards

  We’re proud to be recognized with a 2024 Better Project Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Better Buildings Initiative! These annual awards highlight select partners for innovative and industry-leading accomplishments in implementing and promoting practices, principles, and procedures of energy management. We have been honored for Melrose North, whose sustainable Passive House design integrates a solar photovoltaic array, high-efficiency heating and domestic hot water heater, Energy Recovery…


This Earth Day, we’re going back to the basics

This Earth Day, we’re going back to the basics: Why do so many of our clients choose to do Passive House? What even is a Passive House? Passive Houses come with a string of benefits that separate them from traditionally constructed homes. They are well-sealed from air leakage, bugs, and dust, provide filtered, fresh air 24/7 and drastically reduced street noise, and require almost no heating, lowering energy bills and…