San Mateo County Office Building 3

Located in Silicon Valley, the new San Mateo County headquarters will be the first net-zero-energy civic building constructed with mass timber in the U.S. Achieving an 85 percent reduction in structural embodied carbon, this flexible workplace sets a benchmark for civic architecture. Civic leadership When San Mateo County leaders approached SOM to design a new county headquarters, they had ambitious sustainability goals. Climate leadership is needed now more than ever,…


J O B S I T E V I S I T S N E W D A T E S A N N O U N C E D : R E G I S T E R T O D A Y

Come join us for a site tour of one of Dextall’s first NYC installations located in Queens.  The tour offers attendees the opportunity to see construction technology & innovation come together through our unitized prefab wall systems. Set yourself ahead of the rest as you witness the future of exterior wall construction in mid-to-high-rise commercial buildings. Our business model is simple and based on three core principles; to manufacturer unitized…


Sol on Park Featured in FastCompany

The excerpts below are from: How to design homes for life well beyond 100: The senior housing industry is starting to plan—and build—for a much older future. by Nate Berg, FastCompany The world is getting older. By 2050, the global population of people in their 80s will be three times what it is today. According to the Stanford Center on Longevity, half of all the 5-year-olds currently living in the…


PASSIVE HOUSE PODCAST EP. 100: MICHAEL INGUI, BAXT INGUI ARCHITECTS

To mark the Passive House Podcast's 100th episode, cohosts Matthew Cutler-Welsh, Mary James, and Zack Semke interview Passive House Accelerator's founder, Michael Ingui. Michael shares why he founded the Accelerator, the precursor networks that inspired the effort, and how the Accelerator has grown. At the end of the episode, Zack shares info about the on-demand "Passive House Summer School" being offered by Building Energy Exchange. Take any on-demand course free…


FXCollaborative completed Covenant House New York’s new purpose-built facility

Late last year, FXCollaborative completed Covenant House New York's new purpose-built facility, which supports the not-for-profit's mission of providing homeless youth with shelter and opportunities to work toward stable and successful lives. Since its completion, the stories of the project and the individuals who live there have been shared in Architect Magazine, Fox5 News, and Good Morning America. Check out more of their work here


Paul A. Castrucci Architects (PCA) provided architectural designs including Passive House modeling

Paul A. Castrucci Architects (PCA) provided architectural designs including Passive House modeling and consulting for Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Net Zero project. Prototypes for a total of 13 affordable single- and two-family modular homes were designed for existing lots throughout the neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens. The combined living space totals 19,500 SF with individual homes ranging 1,200 SF to 4,000 SF. Two-story wood framed construction with a pitched roofs are…


T H E H E R I T A G E

Dextall's goal to help reduce greenhouse gas emission is in action with the Heritage project. An interesting fact is this project is entered in the Empire Building Challenge Competition. One of the primary challenges of the project is to minimize disruption to the tenants. Dextall’s prefab wall systems are installed from the exterior of the building and do not require scaffolding or staging Once completed, 1660 Madison Avenue will feature…


Before & After: RedBrick Developers Passive House

This Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival Rowhouse lived a number of lives since it was originally built in 1846. Throughout the home’s early years, a series of additions and renovations at the rear of the house created an eclectic collection of spaces. Since 1951, the family of architect Herbert Kaufman owned the home, until our client purchased it. They used it as a three-family building with an owner’s triplex on the…


PARTEL INTRODUCES ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS FOR AIRTIGHT MEMBRANES IN BUILDING TRANSPARENCY

Partel has become the first manufacturer of building envelope systems in Ireland to publish Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for air and windtight membranes. With these third-party reviewed EPDs, it’s now possible to measure our product´s environmental performance and impact on the overall project. This action is part of our commitment to the responsible performance of buildings and sustainable production processes. The first Partel products to attain the Environmental Product Declaration…


New Passive House Project Could Be a Model For Office Buildings

The idea of Passive House first took shape in the U.S. and Canada as a solution to the oil embargo in the early 1970s. Architects and engineers, faced with an energy shortage, started exploring ways to use less energy in homes they built. Fast-forward to the late 1980s, Swedish engineer Bo Adamson and German physicist Wolfgang Feist began discussing what would later become the Passive House standard and, in 1996,…


Use It Rate It Win It

Enter for a chance to win one of two Monthly Prizes of $250* in the ROCKWOOL "Use It Rate It Win It" Sweepstakes From May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023, submit a review for any of the participating products – ROCKWOOL Safe'n'Sound®, ROCKWOOL Comfortbatt® or ROCKWOOL Comfortboard® 80 and all eligible reviews will be entered into a monthly draw for a chance to win one of two $250 gift…