NYS Guide to Inflation Reduction Act Savings

Summer renovations or upgrades? New York residents can use Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) tax credits to reduce the cost of home energy efficiency improvements, energy-saving renovations, and the installation of efficient heating and cooling systems. Homeowners, renters, and businesses can all benefit! Start here:


Buildings of Excellence Competition – Round 5 Demonstration RFP is Open!

Building New York’s future today. The Buildings of Excellence Competition. The Buildings of Excellence (BOE) Competition is a $68 million competition with monetary awards distributed over five rounds. Kicked off in early 2019, the Competition recognizes and rewards the design, construction, and operation of resilient climate-friendly multifamily buildings that are healthier for residents and their communities. There are two paths to participate in the program: one for Demonstration Projects and…


ROCKWOOL North America Factory Tour

Great to host a ROCKWOOL North America Factory Tour for some friends and family in the Rainscreen Industry! We really enjoyed the day and appreciated your time today in Ranson, WV, helping to raise all ships. Big thanks to Rob Klein, Robert Blount, Martin Mee, Paul Espinosa and Patricia Whitehead for your help and support making this happen! Read More


Attention post-secondary students!

Ready to take your research to the next level? RDH is thrilled to offer a $2,000 annual scholarship for research projects in the field of building science. What makes us stand out? Our sponsor program pairs you with an experienced RDH'er where you'll gain valuable guidance on your research journey. Apply now before May 31st! Click the link to learn more! Learn More



SENDERO VERDE PHASE II – Lottery ends Feb 9, 2024

Sendero Verde Phase II is a newly constructed 348-unit residential project in the East Harlem section of Manhattan, NY (Community Board 11). All units in the project will be subject to Rent stabilization. Project amenities include an outdoor terrace, fitness center, community room, computer room, bicycle storage, package lockers, free secure in-unit access to broadband internet, and on-site laundry. Apply Now


Predevelopment Financing for Modular Passive House New Construction in East Harlem in the Bronx

NYCEEC provided an approximately $3,000,000 bridge loan to Assembly OSM, an early-stage company that is focused on building highly efficient and sustainable urban new construction through innovative modular processes. NYCEEC’s loan proceeds will bridge design, engineering, and supply chain expenses during the ramp-up period prior to the anticipated construction start date at the end of Q2 2024. The development is located in East Harlem, New York and will qualify for…


Passive House Incentives Take Energy Efficiency to a New Level

The Sponsors of Mass Save® offer incentives and assistance to support the construction of Passive House multi-family buildings (five units or more) with deep energy savings. Certification and performance incentives are available to assist builders and developers in achieving Passive House certification or similar levels of efficiency. Since the launch in August 2019, over 70 Passive House Feasibility studies have been completed, and 119 buildings, with over 6,700 units, are…


Green Building Advisor Presents: 10 Misconceptions about the Passive House Standard

[caption id="attachment_6239" align="alignright" width="300"] Passive House in British Columbia, Canada (Image Source: Green Building Advisor)[/caption] You probably already know that the international Passive House standard is the only building standard which delivers up to 90% reductions in building heating/cooling energy demands, paving the way to net-zero.  But if you are still having trouble explaining this German concept to your friends and colleagues, worry no more, as the Green Building Advisor has debunked…


Submit Your Project to the NAPHN Passive House Design Awards 2015

Apply to the NAPHN Passive House Design Awards 2015! These awards recognize individuals, companies and projects that are spearheading the Passive House movement in North America, celebrating the design and construction quality of Passive House projects as part of a continuing history of excellence in low energy design. The winners will be announced at the dinner at Bridge’s restaurant on October 1st, hosted by Lloyd Alter (purchase tickets here). Learn more and submit…


Compete in the AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) Awards 2015

The AIANY Committee on the Environment (COTE) Awards recognizes results-oriented achievements in the urban context. Winning submissions demonstrate processes that culminate in beautiful, timeless, and measurable design. AWARDS SCHEDULE: August 5, 2015 - Launch October 9, 2015 - Submissions Due November 11, 2015 - Winners Announced December 7, 2015 - Winners Presentation ABOUT THE AIANY COTE AWARDS: The awards will further sustainable design in the architectural profession, make transparent lessons learned,…