Recording: Latitude Compliance x Mark Hertz Company w/ NYC Accelerator: Local Law 97 Compliance

Let's simplify this for you. With complicated NYC building codes as well as the aggressive building decarbonization Local Law 97, building owners, landowners, real estate professionals, and management companies in NYC are challenged with what promises to be the most complex legislation to impact the NYC real estate industry. We are here to offer you targeted solutions. Join us for Roundtable Discussion with Latitude Compliance X Mark Hertz Company &…


Meet the new Board Members

New Elected Board Members:   Louis Koehl- Louis Koehl is the Director of Sustainable Design at Handel Architects, where he is responsible for advancing the firm’s mission of industry leadership in sustainable design by supporting strategic initiatives focused on aspirational goals. He serves as both a resource to the office and the development community. Mr. Koehl’s projects at Handel Architects include the world’s largest fully affordable Passive House Building, Sendero…


Winter 2023 Northeast CPHD/C On-Demand hybrid training

The Passive House Network hybrid Certified Passive House Designer course and PHI certification exam for professionals in the Northeastern states of NY, NJ, MA, CT, NH, VT, ME, PA, and RI. The hybrid format allows students to leverage the benefits of on-demand, live-online & in-person training. *Note: the CPHD exam will be given sometime in March, we will reach out with additional information. Starts January 20th The CPHD course is…


San Mateo County Office Building 3

Located in Silicon Valley, the new San Mateo County headquarters will be the first net-zero-energy civic building constructed with mass timber in the U.S. Achieving an 85 percent reduction in structural embodied carbon, this flexible workplace sets a benchmark for civic architecture. Civic leadership When San Mateo County leaders approached SOM to design a new county headquarters, they had ambitious sustainability goals. Climate leadership is needed now more than ever,…


Natural Carbon Solutions Innovation Challenge (5180)

Due Date:  11/29/2022  (Round 1) Description Provides funding for innovative approaches to offer significant impact in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and advancing New York’s clean energy goals. NYSERDA is issuing Round 1 of funding for innovative research, development, and/or demonstration approaches in three Challenge Areas: Buildings: materials, designs, and strategies for “low to carbon negative” envelope retrofits and/or new construction Enabling products, services, and strategies to reduce waste methane, increase carbon…


J O B S I T E V I S I T S N E W D A T E S A N N O U N C E D : R E G I S T E R T O D A Y

Come join us for a site tour of one of Dextall’s first NYC installations located in Queens.  The tour offers attendees the opportunity to see construction technology & innovation come together through our unitized prefab wall systems. Set yourself ahead of the rest as you witness the future of exterior wall construction in mid-to-high-rise commercial buildings. Our business model is simple and based on three core principles; to manufacturer unitized…


The Whole Carbon Picture: Introduction to the SOM Team

Carbon Sequestering: Synthesizing Passive House and Healthy Materials Passive House approach to operational energy with challenges of addressing upfront embodied carbon, as a key combination to address in approaching carbon-zero buildings. REGISTER NOW   Corey McCormack, AIA Associate Principal - Technical Architect at SOM Corey McCormack is an Associate Principal and Technical Architect in SOM’s New York office.  Since joining the firm in 2014, Corey’s work focuses on leading interdisciplinary…


Carbon Sequestering: at a glimpse

Carbon Sequestering: Synthesizing Passive House and Healthy Materials Friday, November 4th, from 2-7pm (EDT) Carbon Sequestering: Synthesizing Passive House and Healthy Materials Speakers: Dr. Kimberley R. Miner Dr. Kimberley R. Miner is a Scientist and Systems Engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in California, where she researches and forecasts climate risks. Her work has taken her to the most extreme environments in the world- from Antarctica to Mt. Everest-…


Climate tipping points: The Arctic is a bellwether for irreversible change

by Kimberley R. Miner, Ph.D., opinion contributor - 11/26/21 12:30 PM ET The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill The warship HMS Terror lies at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean in the Northwest passage, lost in 1848 after two grueling years stuck in the Arctic ice. Rescue missions launched to recover the ship in 1851 suffered the same fate, crushed under…


Did you miss URBAN PASSIVE HOUSE, EPISODE 1: INFILL?

Presented by New York Passive House and Passive House Accelerator, the Urban Passive House Series explores Passive House solutions and lessons-learned for urban settings, drawing on built examples from major metropolises across North America. Episode 1 features a building that is both the largest Passive House infill project in North America as well as its largest office tower, the Winthrop Center in Boston. Louis Koehl of Handel Architects presents the…


Renovation With a Purpose: A D.C. Home Gets a Big Eco-Friendly Overhaul

Directly from The Washington Post: For the past two years, Bertelli and Negri have worked to retrofit this nearly century-old house to bring it to “net-zero energy” status — meaning an environmentally sustainable dwelling that produces at least as much energy as it uses. Motivated by scientific consensus that the Earth’s temperature is reaching record-high levels because of climate change caused by human activity, the family has designed their home to drastically…


Buildings of Excellence Competition Early Design Support RFP

The Buildings of Excellence Competition Early Design Support Request for Proposal (the “Early Design Support RFP”) seeks proposals for qualified design firms that will provide early-stage design support for new construction and adaptive reuse projects that will achieve carbon neutral-ready performance while being beautiful and functional, providing healthy, safe, comfortable, and resilient living spaces for their occupants, and will be profitable for the project’s developers and owners. The Early Design…