DEXTALL | D Wall – New Construction

About the Building Currently under construction, this 8-story mixed-use building located in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, will feature 38 rental-based market rate and affordable residences, community facility space, and ground floor retail. The site is conveniently located across from the Jamaica Van Wyck subway station.   Dextall's Solution The façade features Dextall’s prefabricated walls that provide optimal performance and eliminates the need for maintenance for decades. The prefab walls incorporate…


The House at Cornell Tech, Student Residence Tower

Project Highlights High performance, eco-friendly, urban building Tallest Passive House high-rise in the world at the time of completion Thermal breaks separated louvered HVAC rooms on each floor to isolate them from the conditioned interior Used to meet requirements for continuous insulation and reduce heat loss World’s Tallest Passive House Pushes Environmental Envelope with Help of Structural Thermal Breaks  Roosevelt Island, New York City – At 26 stories, The House at…


Candela Lofts

Project Highlights First luxury multi-family residential building in the NY metro area built to International Passive House standards Employed structural thermal breaks to thermally isolate balconies, roof awning structures and slab edge connections at the adjacent building   Thermal breaks were one of many sustainable design choices that helped this seven-storey building meet requirements for LEED Platinum and Passive House certification     Candela Lofts Installs Structural Thermal Breaks Meeting Passive House Standards HOBOKEN, NJ—Built on the…


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,…


Sendero Verde – Tour the Construction of This NYC Affordable Housing Development

Watch as Dylan Martello, Senior Building Systems Consultant at Steven Winter Associates, Inc., gives a tour of Sendero Verde during its construction. The project is a 100% affordable housing development in East Harlem, New York, pursuing certification under the international Passive House Standard and the 2015 Enterprise Green Community Criteria. In this video, learn about two key aspects of the building's design and construction: its envelope systems and its mechanical…


Beach Green Dunes II is a Model for Sustainable Multifamily Housing Developments

  As part of our annual Earth Day celebrations, we’re highlighting Beach Green Dunes II, one of the most energy-efficient and resilient projects in our portfolio. Beach Green officially opened in early 2020 and received its Passive House certification (PHUS) in mid-2020. It is one of the largest passive house projects in the U.S and a model for sustainable, affordable multifamily housing developments. The 127-unit, fully affordable building in Far…



Lottery opens for 324 units at world’s largest affordable Passive House, from $388/month

Posted On Wed, December 29, 2021 By Aaron Ginsburg VIEW PHOTO IN GALLERY Rendering courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development A housing lottery opened this week for more than 300 apartments at the world’s largest fully affordable Passive House. Sendero Verde is a mixed-use project currently under construction in East Harlem that includes affordable housing, community space, retail, outdoor gardens, and a school. As part of…


Carbon-Neutral Community of Passive Homes Coming to New York

By: Quinn Purcell, Utopia Associate Editor, Dec. 02, 2021 The Catskill Project aims to deliver 90 acres of single family homes in “one of the most energy efficient residential developments in the Greater New York Area,” according to project leaders. The Passive House design team behind The Catskill Project officially completed the first carbon-neutral model home in Livingston Manor, N.Y. Photo courtesy Marcus Brooks The future of residential development is…


A Brutalist building by a Bauhaus master is reborn as a net-zero hotel

By Nate Berg After sitting vacant for decades, a gem of Brutalist modern architecture in New Haven, Connecticut, is being given a second life. And it’s surprisingly energy efficient. Built to house the Armstrong Rubber Company, and later tiremaker Pirelli, the former office building has been redesigned into a 165-room hotel by the architecture and development company Becker + Becker. Unlike most adaptations of Brutalist concrete buildings – and very…


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…


Project Spotlight: Casa Celina, Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC

Location: Bronx, NY Client: JASA, Xenolith, Kretchmer Companies Type: Affordable Senior Housing Size: 136,000 SF Units: 205 The winning RFP proposal for NYCHA’s Sotomayor Houses in the Soundview section of the Bronx (and named in honor of the Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s mother, Celina Baez) this 16-story building will offer affordable senior units. Approximately 3,350 square feet of community space will be accessible to NYCHA residents and the surrounding community. The…