LIC will soon house the nation’s largest passive house office

LIC will soon house the nation’s largest passive house office JNY Capital and United Hoisting Co. developing eco-friendly 425K building New York / December 03, 2020 01:20 PM By Rich Bockmann Renderings by Archimaera Long Island City is getting what developers say will be the nation’s biggest office building designed to passive house standards. JNY Capital and United Hoisting Company will build their 425,000-square-foot spec office at 38-42 12th Street…


New York City`s Green New Deal Announced

NEW YORK, April 22, 2019 — Mayor de Blasio today announced New York City's Green New Deal, a bold and audacious plan to attack global warming on all fronts. It is comprised of $14 billion in new and committed investments, legislation and concrete action at the City level that will ensure a nearly 30 percent additional reduction in emissions by 2030. The laws and investments of New York City's Green…


NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL PASSES LANDMARK BUILDING CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCTION BILL

New York, NY, April 18, 2019 -   The New York City Council has passed Intro. 1253-C, with the explicit goal of reducing building carbon emissions rates 80% by 2050.  The bill is aimed at buildings with 25,000 SF of floor area and larger, which represent a majority of greenhouse gas emissions produced by buildings in NYC. The bill, sponsored by Council Member Constantinides and co-sponsored by 30 other Council Members,…


Passivhaus Feasibility Study Released

  FXFOWLE has released a study showing that it is viable to design high-rise residential buildings in New York City to the Passivhaus Standard–a standard based on the concept of using simple, direct and primarily architectural solutions to create ultra-low energy buildings. The Feasibility Study to Implement the Passivhaus Standard on Tall Residential Buildings is based on a particular mixed-use building design, however, common approaches are identified that can be…


Dublin City Council Votes to Make Passive House Standard Mandatory

Dublin City Council has voted to make the passive house standard or demonstrably equivalent evidence-based approaches mandatory for all new buildings in the city, after a similar policy was enacted in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in February. (From Passive House Plus Magazine) On 30 May the council met to discuss the chief executive’s report on the public consultation in response to the first draft of the development plan, which included…


NYC’s First Certified Passive House Townhouse in a Landmark District

    Location:  20 Garden Place, Brooklyn Heights, New York Size:  3600 Square Feet Levels:  4 Levels + Cellar + Penthouse Addition Construction:  Masonry Row House, Exposed Front and Rear Walls       The home at 20 Garden Place was a two-family home in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District that Baxt Ingui Architects converted into a single family home. Where most of the exterior detail at the front façade remained…


NAPHN16 Passive House Conference & Expo Preview Video

NAPHN16 Conference & Expo on June 13-14, 2016! New York Passive House (NYPH) and North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) present the Third Annual North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo. The two-day conference and expo features state-of-the-art building strategies, components and professional development necessary for us to decarbonize by 2050, the #1 public policy goal of our time. SEE THE DEVELOPING PROGRAM HERE With presentations and workshops by scientists from the Passive House…


A Passive House Victory: NYC Law 701-A Passes, Creating New Low Energy Intensity Building Requirements

New York City Local Law 701-A has just passed, bringing with it a great victory for the low energy buildings community. This new law requires strict new measures to be applied to future buildings to ensure their low energy intensity. Read the law details here, or read the commentary by the Urban Green Council.


First Passive House Projects in Greece and Turkey Now Certified

Passive House Building Standard Provides Incredible Efficiency in the Mediterranean Climate (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 11 February 2016) [caption id="attachment_6482" align="alignleft" width="300"] Passive House Turkey - Photo Credit: Gaziantep Municipality[/caption] Darmstadt, Germany. With intelligent architecture, considerable energy savings are possible in every climate. The latest examples of this now stand in Greece and Turkey. A complex of terraced houses and an environmental education center are the first buildings to fulfill…


New Passive House Office Building in Frankfurt Now Certified

Visits to take place around the International Passive House Conference 2016 (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 21 January 2016) [caption id="attachment_6433" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: City of Frankfurt[/caption] Darmstadt, Germany. Curved façades, but a straightforward energy concept: a new office building in Frankfurt, Germany, clearly shows the potential of sustainable building design, with an architectural style that is not only elegant but also intelligent. The result is a 90 percent…


Sallan Foundation Snapshot: “Actively Passive” by Richard Yancey, Founding Executive Director of BEEx

This week, the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx)‘s Richard Yancey shared some of his insights regarding Passive House in the Sallan Foundation website’s Snapshot Column.  In the editorial, Yancey describes his inadvertent first visit to a Passive House. As he stepped away from the hot, noisy, and smelly NYC summer streets and into the building, Yancey describes his experience, stating, “The interior felt like an oasis; a refuge from the street noise and heat; a…


2016 Resolution: Irish County of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown Will Only Build Passive House Buildings

In the English-speaking world, it can easily be argued that Ireland and New York are Passive House Examples for the rest of the Anglophone World to follow.  It's not hard to see how the cold winters of Ireland and the old buildings of NYC would benefit from Passive House Institute (PHI)-certified new-builds and EnerPHit-certified retrofits.  Since knowledge-sharing is one of the best ways to grow a new industry, it's never a bad…