High-rise Passive House in NYC

By Lisa DiCaprio, Conservation Chair, Sierra Club NYC Group Photo Courtesy of Handel Architects NYC is leading in high-rise Passive House design and construction. On November 1, 2017, the Passive House Institute certified the 26-story Passive House residential building on the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, which is now the largest and tallest Passive House building in the world. Handel Architects, based in NYC, designed the building. [1] The…


Product Showcase | Thermally-Broken Shelf Angles

 Presenters: Adam Kimble, Sales Director with Michael Ross, Senior Technical Advisor moderating Q&A (bios below) Short description: This presentation will focus on thermally-efficient methods for masonry cladding supports that promote the Passive House Building Standard, LEED and Green Building requirements for continuous insulation in above-grade wall assemblies that are becoming more common to continue to shift the industry toward more stringent thermal performance standards. Understanding the impacts of conventional…


Four Seven Five becomes Sponsor of NYPH

Masonry Retrofit A great number of historic masonry buildings exist across North America, and today they are being re-imagined with an endless variety of uses. Renovating and reoccupying these old buildings is rightly considered an act of sustainability in itself. Using the existing structure can mean 50% to 75% less embodied carbon, on day one of occupancy, than a new building would generate. In the 21st century, our existing masonry…