Call for 2021-2023 NYPH Board Members Candidate Applications

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Dear Esteemed NYPH Supporter, We are excited to announce that our 2021-2023 Board Elections are here! Do you have a vision to change the landscape of New York's built environment? Here's your chance! NYPH is looking for fresh ideas and strong leadership to head the organization starting Fall 2021. Successful applications will be determined by a members-only election. Click here to submit your application for the 2021-2023 NYPH Board Member…


All-electric Brooklyn tower showcases need for gas ban, say advocates

Elected officials, climate advocates, architects, and policy experts gathered in front of an all-electric building site in Downtown Brooklyn today to urge New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and the New York City Council to enact a gas ban. They highlighted Alloy Development’s 44-story 100 Flatbush Avenue project (rendering top) as well as over 70 other fossil free projects in New York City to urge Speaker Corey Johnson and the Council to pass Intro 2317,…


New Product: How To Use The AEROFIXX Spray And Seal Airtightness Tool

The AEROFIXX spray and seal application tool makes quick work of difficult and hard-to-reach air sealing jobs. It connects to standard compressors to easily apply liquid-applied airtight membranes anywhere from wall or ceiling surfaces to hard-to-reach gaps. The AEROFIXX is for use with VISCONN and VISCONN FIBRE sausages which is compatible with both interior and exterior application. VISCONN can be applied to CMU, masonry, and junctions, and cures into a…


Zola Windows Selected Green Builder Hot 50 Products 2021

Green Builder Hot 50 Products 2021: ThermoPlus uPVC was selected as one of Green Builders 50 Products they feel raise the sustainability bar. "Anyone with a thought on Passive House, net zero or large multifamily developments should take a look at Zola's foam-insulated ThermoPlus uPVC windows." For more information on ThermoPlus uPVC, see our website. Read the full article on Green Builders website. Read More >  


L+M Development Partners 2021 Award Finalist “Excellence In Affordable Housing Development”

Beach Green Dunes II Queens, NY Developer: L+M Development Partners Owner: BGN II Owners LLC & BGNII Housing Development Fund Corporation Architect: Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP Beach Green Dunes II is a mixed-use affordable rental housing project located in the Edgemere neighborhood of Far Rockaway, Queens. The eight-story building measures approximately 121,000 square feet and includes 127 fully occupied residential units that are affordable to low- and moderate-income households…


ROCKWOOL’s second U.S. factory begins commercial production

Official start of commercial operations signifies first post-pandemic increase of stone wool insulation manufacturing capacity in the North American market RANSON, WV (July 7, 2021) – ROCKWOOL North America has begun commercial production of stone wool insulation products at its newest U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The state-of-the-art factory produces ROCKWOOL’s residential, commercial and industrial stone wool insulation and marks North America’s first post-pandemic increase in…


It’s not even August and we’ve already used up the Earth’s resources for the year

By Kristin Toussaint There’s five months left of the year 2021, yet we’ve already used up our annual ecological budget—the amount of timber, food, forests to suck up CO2 and other resources we demand of our planet that it can regenerate within a year. Our Earth can only sustainably provide so much, and each year, Earth Overshoot Day marks the date by which we’ve used up that amount. After Earth…


The early bird gets the discount !

Take the opportunity and book your conference ticket by today before the summer break for an attractive early bird price. ONE ticket for ALL! Your ticket -> to all live events of the 25th International Passive House Conference in the Historische Stadthalle in Wuppertal and ONLINE -> to the recordings of all lectures and excursions until the end of September -> to the Passive House exhibition ONLINE from 1 September and on-site during the…


Recording | Town Hall – Climate Mobilization – ACT NOW

   NYPH invites you to reimagine the future of New York City buildings at a Passive House Town Hall. The event will include presentations and panel discussions featuring key policy-makers, designers, and developers, as well as interactive sessions addressing the urgency of Local Law 97. The Town Hall will explore Passive House as a strategy for reaching the landmark legislation’s efficiency mandates while making the city more equitable and…


Amer Jandali interviews Andreas Benzing, co-founder of New York Passive House

Enbridge Lines, Court Battles, Non-Proliferation & Energy-Efficient Buildings (767) June 11, 2021 We mention Keystone, drought, Biden, salmon and Trans Mountain, and discuss Enbridge’s lines 3 & 5, a German court ruling, and the utility of climate cases. Stefan interviews Seble Samuel of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative. Amer Jandali interviews Andreas Benzing, co-founder of New York Passive House.


Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy

The International Passive House Association (iPHA) launched a campaign—"Efficiency: The First Renewable Energy"—with the goal "to raise awareness for the vital role energy efficiency in buildings plays in meeting our climate goals." The iPHA is a global network of 22 affiliate organizations promoting the concept of Passive House; it has been promoting energy efficiency for its entire existence—it is the raison d'être of the movement. The new campaign raised some…


New York Passive House joins the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction as a Member

New York Passive House becomes the first US based Passive House Organization to joint the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) organized by the United Nations Environment Program. We joined the Work Areas Market Transformation, Building measurement, data and information and beyond. We are honored to work alongside the United Nations Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to advanced building energy efficiency and Passive House. See More >