NYPH awarded a Gotham Green Award Winner® 2020

Gotham Green Awards 2020 Gotham Green® annually recognizes those who make a difference in our communities and the world by celebrating people and organizations, both Gotham members and non-Gotham members, who work in ways big and small; for-profit and not-for-profit, to make our world a little greener. Gotham Green® provides a platform for businesses and professionals who seek to connect and promote sustainable business opportunities, practices and relationships. I am…




International Passive House Days | Sidney Place Passive House Project

   This Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival townhouse built in 1846 is currently undergoing a full renovation and restoration that includes a 2-story rear addition, cellar excavation, roof dormers, all new Zola windows and doors, and an 18-foot wide Lamilux roof skylight. It will be EnerPHit certified and is currently under construction, with air sealing details, mechanicals, window installation details, and much more visible on the tour.


We’re on a mission to collect performance and cost data from multifamily Passive House buildings in the U.S.

Why should anyone contribute to this database? In 2019, HPD, CPC, Bright Power, and Steven Winters Associates went on a mission to identify and collect performance and cost data from multifamily Passive House buildings. While Passive House has demonstrated great success for decades, there currently isn’t a database dedicated to capturing and publishing cost and energy data from Passive House projects. This lack of available data has made it challenging…


Special Announcement | Next NYPH President and the first Executive Director

Announcing the next New York Passive House President   The New York Passive House Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Stas Zakrzewski will be the new President at NYPH. The New York Passive House Board of Directors has elected Vice President Stas Zakrzewski to serve as President of New York Passive House as of September 16th. Stas is not a stranger to New York Passive House, having served as Vice President for the…


Product Showcase | Latest and Greatest Airsealing & Vapor Control

 Nick Shaw | 475 High Performance Building Supply | nick@foursevenfive.com   Description - 475 High Performance Building Supply New York Product Consultant, Nick Shaw, presents the current materials and methods being utilized by New York City construction firms to optimize building envelopes for both new construction and retrofit projects. In particular, we will review new liquid-applied membranes for interior and exterior application, fully-adhered membranes for exterior. Presenter - Nick…






U of T Passive House student residence moves forward

The University of Toronto (U of T) has awarded a design-build contract for a new Passive House (PH) student residence building at its Scarborough campus to construction firm Pomerleau. The facility has been in the planning stages since 2017. Conceptualized for optimal energy consumption, the 265,000-sf, 746-bed facility will break ground this summer at 330 Ellesmere Road—replacing a parking lot—and is expected to be completed by the 2023/2024 academic year.…