C+GA attended the Climate Ready Buildings Training

C+GA’s Karla Gutierrez RA, CPHC®, Seo Choi, and Shreejit Modak attended the Climate Ready Buildings Training by Building Energy Exchange. This training educates affordable housing project teams on how to design and construct high performance buildings that are resilient to the increasing pressure of climate change and align with NY’s climate goals. Steven Winter Associates and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development presented at the event, using C+GA’s…

Buildings are the new frontier in climate action

Did you know buildings are at the forefront of NYC’s climate action? A recent article by the The Rockefeller Foundation showcases our partnerships, where we're making real strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through smart building technology. At Dextall we are proud to contribute to a sustainable future with our advanced building solutions. Learn more about this game-changing initiative: Read More

Urban Future – Spotlighting #UF24 sessions from our updated program!

🔹1.1 Heroes of climate adaptation🔹 Learn from some of our heroes how to go from vision to practice, how to deal with vested interests, overcautious politicians, upset citizens, intimidated pencil-pushers, and hostile news writers. 🔹1.3.3 Join the rooftop revolution🔹 Multifunctional roofs can be used as a tool to fight flooding, increase quality of life, source solar power, & add biodiversity. The Gemeente Rotterdam & LIFE@Urban Roofs will walk you through…

European Sustainable Energy (EUSEW) Awards in the Innovation category.

OutPHit has just been confirmed as one of three finalists shortlisted for the 2024 European Sustainable Energy (EUSEW) Awards in the Innovation category. Through the project, 25 case studies across five European countries demonstrate how high-performance, deep retrofits to the EnerPHit standard can be made faster and more cost-effective. The EUSEW Awards recognise outstanding projects for their efforts in Energy Efficiency and renewables. A total of nine finalists in the categories…

MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

Today, the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing opens to the community. Known to students as Building 54, the 185,000-square-foot building establishes a flexible, new hub for research and education in one of the Institute’s most renowned departments. We engineered a facade of glass “shingles” along Vassar Street that reflects the Cambridge sky and the SOM-designed Fairchilds Building across the street. Read More

Ice Box Challenge

  Pratt Institute and BE-Ex are excited to announce the Ice Box Challenge, a unique exhibit that will launch on May 14 and be on display throughout the summer at the Exchange in downtown Manhattan. Originating from Brussels, Belgium, the Ice Box Challenge demonstrates the benefits of high energy efficiency #PassiveHouse strategies through a public scientific demonstration comparing two ice-filled boxes to see which keeps the heat out better. (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

Have you seen the new Architect Packet from Croft?

They're doing the incredible job of making straw and wood into high performance systems, ready for 21st century, large-scale projects. We're very excited to work with them and are always happy to see the latest development. Check their panel specs per this new doc (available on croft.haus now): - R-Value of 3.8/inch (panels are R-45 or R-60) - Class A Flame and Smoke spread (ASTM E84) - Vapor-Open hygrothermal behavior (Pro…

Transforming The Heritage with Sustainability at the Forefront

We're excited to give you an inside look at the NYSERDA Empire Building Challenge project, The Heritage, a notable three-building, 680,000-square-foot development located on Madison Avenue. Originally constructed in 1974, The Heritage is undergoing a significant retrofit to usher in a sustainable future. 🏢🍃 Thanks to the collaboration with L+M Development Partners LLC and Invesco Ltd., the project is set to achieve an ambitious goal: a 54% reduction in site…

Join us for the NYCxDESIGN Festival!

Join us for the NYCxDESIGN Festival! This year's panel discussion will center on making New York safer for birds. We will examine findings and lessons learned from the initial years of Local Law 15’s implementation, as well as prior and related work, exploring projects that have successfully incorporated bird-safe materials, the legislation’s impacts on local and migratory bird populations, and the development of new bird-friendly building materials. Join Daniel Piselli…