The Impact Passive Housing Has on the Environment

The Impact Passive Housing Has on the Environment Passive housing has become an extraordinarily popular style of environmentalism that many are utilizing in their newest construction projects. This type of housing follows simple rules that guide construction to create a space that requires very little energy to heat or cool and is generally inexpensive to build or maintain.  Reducing the building's ecological footprint is the main goal, but it can…


Faster Facade Installation with Dextall, Work Has Began NY – Queens Project Dwall

We cant wait to see the building ready! And since its build with our DWall 2000, the building process will be fast. Here are the details: 80% Faster Installation No onsite scaffolding Better injury protection Fire-proof wall panel systems Plug-and-play panels 80%-plus faster to install Snap-fit precision eliminates wet-seal Repeatability and low variability First-time installation accuracy 10-15% less expensive than site-built exterior wall 5X-to-10X through-put capability increase Drastically-reduced onsite skilled…


Rethinking buildings is a climate imperative: Here’s what to focus on

17 May 2022 Jean-Pascal Tricoire Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Buildings account for 37% of the world’s carbon emissions; fortunately, technologies to dramatically reduce energy consumption in buildings already exist. Yet many building owners, operators, developers and financiers are still not fully aware of the many solutions that exist, or of the value and investment returns created…


What Are the Advantages of Stone Wool?

Noncombustible stone wool insulation used in exterior walls, interior partitions, facades and roofing plays a crucial role in improving the fire performance of buildings. Stone wool insulation protects the building structure by reducing heat transfer and the spread of fire. Meanwhile, it does not produce harmful smoke and toxic gases or add to the smoke produced during a fire. Read More >


Three Sustainable Design Questions for MAP’s Sara Bayer

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Article courtesy of MAP Architects While the work of sustainable development is a year-round pursuit, Earth Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on our progress and advocate for more. So, we asked our Director of Sustainability, Sara Bayer, three quick questions to talk about where we stand. In the last couple of years we’ve signed the AIA 2030 commitment and won 7 NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence awards, what are…


Faster Facade Installation with Dextall, Work Has Began NY – Queens Project Dwall

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We cant wait to see the building ready! And since its built with our DWall 2000, the building process will be fast. Here are the details: 80% Faster Installation No onsite scaffolding Better injury protection Fire-proof wall panel systems Plug-and-play panels 80%-plus faster to install Snap-fit precision eliminates wet-seal Repeatability and low variability First-time installation accuracy 10-15% less expensive than site-built exterior wall 5X-to-10X through-put capability increase Drastically reduced onsite…


Dextall wins approved-supplier designation in $30-Million NYSERDA Retrofit Initiative

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Dextall named as first qualified and approved prefab wall panel provided in sweeping plan to over-clad existing affordable housing projects for the State of New York Dextall, a circular-economy construction technology company, has been named a designated manufacturing partner to serve affordable housing property owners as part of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s $30 million RetrofitNY Program. Committed to empowering property owners, developers, and their partners…


Passive House is at the heart the Next Wave of Sustainable Infrastructure

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Transportation has been the focus, due to Tesla’s rise, but houses and commercial buildings are next When Tesla was still just an oddball upstart, there was plenty of skepticism that they would survive, let alone change the industry and define sustainable transportation and the future of EVs. This was before Tesla’s stock price soared, even as the climate crisis has become more serious. Although the stock market is as irrational as ever, on another level…


States’ Build Back Better Plans For Affordable Housing Hinge On Innovators

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The Biden White House’s Build Back Better moonshot shattered late last year. So, what’s to become of its zillion pieces, like the promise of upwards of $200 billion the massive social agenda had penciled in for a desperately-needed housing safety net? As the question of whether a core slate of Federal social programs might ever get full Democratic Senator support, one of the BBB colossal fail’s cruelest impacts hits where it…


Earth Day 2022 is coming!

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Earth Day Initiative is excited to bring a focus on sustainability solutions to Hudson Yards in partnership with Volkswagen this spring. The climate community and the broader public are clamoring to see the path forward on tackling climate change and our environmental challenge. Earth Day Initiative wants to illustrate that path by highlighting some of the solutions being developed in sectors like transportation, energy, and fashion. We invite attendees to…


Building a climate resilient future

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Sustainability at ROCKWOOL "At ROCKWOOL, we transform volcanic rock into stone wool and our products contribute to address many of society’s biggest climate change challenges, creating new opportunities to enrich modern living and build safer, healthier, and more climate resilient communities. Indeed, stone wool is a versatile natural material with multiple benefits that makes it ideal for applications in buildings, industry, transportation, horticulture, and water management.  We pursue a fact-based,…


Celebrate Earth Day by Submitting Your Projects

Earth Day, Friday, April 22, is quickly approaching. To celebrate, we want to see your projects and share them with the NYPH Community.  Project of the Month Submissions A featured Member Project of the Month will be promoted on our website, newsletter, and social media channels. We want to promote tour members' work by giving the spotlight to a particular project each month, so we ask that you submit your…