[EXTENDED!] Call for 2022-2024 NYPH Board Members Candidate Applications

We are excited to announce that our 2022-2024 Board Elections have been extended! Do you have a vision to change the landscape of New York's built environment? Here's your chance! NYPH is looking for fresh ideas and strong leadership to head the organization. Successful applications will be determined by a members-only election. Submit your application > Candidate Application & Election Timeline November 18th: Applications are accepted until midnight. November 21st: Candidate information is sent out to members; elections begin electronically. November…


Passive House Network honors MP Boston’s Winthrop Center with the Trailblazer Award

Boston, MA On June 16, The Passive House Network honored developer MP Boston with the 2022 Passive House Trailblazer award for the development of Winthrop Center. The forthcoming 691-foot, mixed-use tower contains 812,000 s/f of office space built to rigorous Passive House standards, setting a new global standard for building performance and energy conservation. Upon completion in 2023, Winthrop Center will be the largest Passive House office building in the world,…


New Building Embodies High Performing Future

As soon as I stepped into the building something felt different but I wasn’t sure why. After a few minutes I began to realize: it’s the air. There was a refreshing feeling with each deep breath. Developer John Roe created this atmosphere by blending several different technologies together in a way that’s never been done before. For example, he fully implemented the concept of “Passive House,” which is a standard…


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 Projects: Scott Residence

Scott Residence   Location: Altamont, New York Building Type: Single Family Residential Construction Type: Wood Construction Project Phase: Complete Year of Construction: 2017 Gross Square Footage: 2125   View the full project


Why Everyone Loves Passive House (and why you will too)

Passive House is quickly becoming a dominant method of construction in jurisdictions with advanced low-carbon building policy, thanks to its ability to reduce carbon emissions in buildings by 75-90%. And while Passive House is well-known for its substantial energy and carbon savings, there are numerous told and untold benefits. This blog explores some of these benefits: Read More


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…


5 Building Materials to Avoid for Passive Houses

There are many facets involved in building a passive house and getting energy consumption down to zero. Obviously, installing solar panels to create renewable energy is a great place to start. It is also important to consider the orientation of your home during construction so that you can use natural sunlight for lighting and heating as much as possible. Additionally, choosing Energy Star appliances and low-flow water fixtures are other…


NY Stretch 2023 code

The New York Passive House Local and State Policy Committee has been reviewing the draft NY Stretch 2023 code and submitting comments.   We strongly encourage individuals to review the draft code and submit their own comments until August 30th through the NYSERDA link below. Review and Submit Comments Here You can also email your comments to george@nypassivehouse.org and we will include them with the Policy Committee comments. To achieve the carbon reduction goals…


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…