Embodied Carbon Strategies in Design – Virtual Course

Don’t forget to register for our FREE virtual course this upcoming Thursday! Hosted by AIA Miami, “Embodied Carbon Strategies in Design,” presented by our sustainability experts Andrew Graceffa, RA and Paggy Zhu, will offer an insightful introduction to incorporating embodied carbon considerations throughout the design process. Event Details: Date: July 25th, 2024 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST Register Today > Reserve your spot today! Learning Objectives: 🔹 Understand the…



Amazed by the new indoor climate

Successful launch of ‘Passive House on Tour’: Benefits of an energy-efficient retrofit Darmstadt, Germany. At the ‘Smart Retrofitting’ event in Darmstadt, Germany, the building owners described the different living comfort as ‘incredible.’ Now, noise also remains outside. Over 40 energy consultants accepted the invitation to the ‘Passive House on Tour’ kick-off event. They listened intently as the family reported positive changes in their energy-efficient home retrofit. The new ‘Passive House…


Exciting Opportunity Alert!

Dextall is expanding our Design Department in Lithuania and we want YOU to join our dynamic team as a Production Engineer! Contribute to project execution and product development, helping us deliver top-value solutions for our clients' buildings. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss! At Dextall, we: Put Clients First by prioritizing their needs. Embrace Sustainability in all our operations. Key Responsibilities: Prepare production drawings and technical info.…





Clinton Hill, a 12-building co-op complex in Brooklyn Heights built in 1944

Clinton Hill, a 12-building co-op complex in Brooklyn Heights built in 1944, had to make energy efficiency upgrades to comply with New York City's building emissions law, Local Law 97. In order to achieve the upgrades, the project team aimed to foster a culture of training and energy efficiency among the operations and maintenance (O&M) staff. They developed a comprehensive energy efficiency training plan, thanks to the support from NYSERDA.…


Webinar – Durable & Resilient Retrofits – Solving with stone wool insulation: By Rockwool

Globally, existing buildings account for approximately 30% of final energy demand and CO2 emissions. Typical renovation rates are 1-2% of the building stock per year, with an average energy use intensity (EUI) reduction of less than 15%. However, to reach sustainable development and climate targets, EUI reductions should be between 30-50%. In addition to energy and emissions conservations, building retrofits improve occupant health and comfort. In many cases, existing buildings…


Congrats to all of the Winthrop Center team members for winning a Green GOOD DESIGN Award

Congrats to all of the Winthrop Center team members for winning a Green GOOD DESIGN Award from The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum for Architecture and Design (quite a mouthful!). We’re hopeful that this project will move the needle forward by demonstrating that Passive House performance is possible in predominantly glass buildings. Thanks to our many partners on this project, including…


The growing number of clean energy careers in New York State is attracting individuals with diverse skills and interests.

The growing number of clean energy careers in New York State is attracting individuals with diverse skills and interests. Jobs range from building renewable energy systems, designing energy-efficient homes and buildings, as well as supporting the adoption of electric vehicles. Whether you are heading to college, entering the workforce, or planning a career change, a clean energy career could help you energize your future. Plus, there are options for free…


It’s summer, so interns are out in full force.

INTERNAL FORCES It's summer, so interns are out in full force. We're happy to have several students integrated in the studio to learn alongside their mentors! We are lucky to have their help, and we wish them the best. Pictured, Front; Mia Correa, Catinca Balasov, Gabe Dayan; Back; Vivian Li, Nicole, Sangmin Kim Learn More about BKSK