We are developing a grassroots network of architects, non-profit organizations, service providers, housing and real estate professionals, and engineers to make ourselves available for emergency response
Dear NYPH community, In this very challenging time, we are all adjusting to this new reality and taking the necessary actions to move forward with our
The HANAC Corona Senior Residence provides 67 units of affordable housing to seniors aged 62 and older earning 40-60% of the area median income (AMI), including 21 apartments set aside for the formerly homeless. The HANAC Corona Senior Residence is one of the largest low-income senior housing developments in the nation to be Passive House certified. Passive House buildings use up to 90% less energy that traditional construction, which increases affordability for tenants and management. The project also meets NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program and Enterprise Green Communities Standards for environmental sustainability.The HANAC Corona Senior Residence is pursuing Passive House certification (one of the most rigorous standards for energy efficiency in building) from the Passive House Institute in Germany. The central principle of Passive House design is to create buildings which require as little energy as possible for heating and cooling, while maintaining a healthy and comfortable indoor environment. This is achieved through an airtight building envelope (requiring proper insulation on the roof, foundation and all sides of the building), highly insulated doors and windows, and efficient heating, cooling and ventilation systems. Passive House designed buildings typically require 75-90% less energy to heat and cool than typical construction methods.
Historic preservation can be a very effective strategy for increasing urban sustainability – re-using an existing building keeps materials out of landfills and results in dramatically fewer carbon emissions than a new build.
When restored in tandem with a Passive House EnerPhit efficiency upgrade, townhouses built over 150 years ago can handily outperform modern conventional structures.
Located on a Landmarked block adjacent to Prospect Park, this two-family home was gutted and renovated with new high-performance windows, doors, skylights, energy recovery ventilators, and a high-efficiency HVAC system.
Amazing indoor air quality, abundant natural light, and warm, comfortable surfaces create a quiet oasis within the city.
Workforce Development and Training, Policy Resource Guide 2019, by Bronwyn Barry, Passive House BB Between 2014-2016, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
WHEREAS, we face a clear global climate emergency, caused primarily by the burning of fossil fuels; and WHEREAS, we all have a moral, economic, public health,
2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code holds new buildings to strict standards to implement Green New Deal & make New York Citythe global leader in sustainability New
On Wednesday, February 26, 2020 the Committee on Housing and Buildings voted 8-0 to eliminate Section R408 Passive House The proposed bill eliminates the very critical
In January 2019, the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) version 9.6 was evaluated in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, a comparative testing method for building
Green Light, The Rise of the Energy Efficient Building Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships Journal Series Kate Nason 2018 A Standard that Empowers the Profession The following