Partel Introduces EXOPERM MONO SA 250 – Advanced Self-Adhesive Monolithic Membrane

November 26, 2021   With EXOPERM™ MONO SA 250, Partel brings an advanced self-adhesive breathable membrane, based on proven Monolithic Technology, designed for external and internal applications within the low-energy building sector. The increasing use of offsite construction methods demonstrates the commitment of the low-energy construction sector to the adoption of new technologies. Whether we are focusing on residential developments, commercial constructions, or public buildings, to help ensure high-quality durable structures,…




How to attain our climate objectives for the built environment. Take part!

How to attain our climate objectives for the built environment. Take part! The Passive House Institute in Germany is an independent research institute that has been carrying out research on highly efficient building construction and renovation for over 25 years. Based on our years of experience with new construction, retrofits of existing building stock and the latest research findings, we have developed the following “building blocks”. These building blocks are…


Lottery opens for 324 units at world’s largest affordable Passive House, from $388/month

Posted On Wed, December 29, 2021 By Aaron Ginsburg VIEW PHOTO IN GALLERY Rendering courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development A housing lottery opened this week for more than 300 apartments at the world’s largest fully affordable Passive House. Sendero Verde is a mixed-use project currently under construction in East Harlem that includes affordable housing, community space, retail, outdoor gardens, and a school. As part of…


Carbon-Neutral Community of Passive Homes Coming to New York

By: Quinn Purcell, Utopia Associate Editor, Dec. 02, 2021 The Catskill Project aims to deliver 90 acres of single family homes in “one of the most energy efficient residential developments in the Greater New York Area,” according to project leaders. The Passive House design team behind The Catskill Project officially completed the first carbon-neutral model home in Livingston Manor, N.Y. Photo courtesy Marcus Brooks The future of residential development is…


NYC Fossil Fuel Ban is Here

The passage of Int. 2317 in the New York City Council is coming up. The bill would ban the use of fossil fuels for most new and retrofitted buildings, essentially requiring that buildings electrify. The bill would help mitigate climate change, reduce pollution, and limit the risks of gas fires and explosions in the city. On Wednesday, November 17 at 12:00 pm, a virtual hearing will be held on the…


COP26

Text by: George Kontaroudis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD These coming weeks are perhaps the most politically important for the future of humanity. That's because COP26, which is held in Glasgow, is in session. While the UN holds annual conferences on climate change, some are more important than others. COP26 is important because this year the delegates are planning to finalize the ‘Paris Rulebook’, or the rules needed to implement…


2021 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

The Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction is a reference document published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)-hosted Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC). This year's edition finds that in 2020, the sector accounted for 36 per cent of global final energy consumption and 37 per cent of energy related CO2 emissions, as compared to other end use sectors. While the level of emissions within the sector are 10…


30 years old ˗ more relevant than ever!

Darmstadt/Wuppertal, Germany. Passive House is celebrating its 30th birthday – and is more  relevant than ever before. The 25th International Passive House Conference demonstrated how important it is to implement climate protection in buildings on a large scale. The Passive House Institute moderated the anniversary conference live in the Historic Town Hall of Wuppertal, for the participants it took place online. The research institute emphasised the key role that energy…


Call for 2021-2023 NYPH Board Members Candidate Applications

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Dear Esteemed NYPH Supporter, We are excited to announce that our 2021-2023 Board Elections are here! 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 starting Fall 2021. Successful applications will be determined by a members-only election. Click here to submit your application for the 2021-2023 NYPH Board Member…


All-electric Brooklyn tower showcases need for gas ban, say advocates

Elected officials, climate advocates, architects, and policy experts gathered in front of an all-electric building site in Downtown Brooklyn today to urge New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and the New York City Council to enact a gas ban. They highlighted Alloy Development’s 44-story 100 Flatbush Avenue project (rendering top) as well as over 70 other fossil free projects in New York City to urge Speaker Corey Johnson and the Council to pass Intro 2317,…