Passive Design is the Future of Architecture – New York Post

Thank you to the New York Post for including us in this piece on the explosion of passive design in the United States and beyond. We've been building passive houses in New York City for a decade and have had a blast working with Passive House Accelerator since 2019, on events ranging from podcasts and videos to this past March's virtual conference, Reimagine Buildings '24. Under Zachary Semke's direction, Passive…


Home from home

Few architects face the challenge of demolishing their childhood home, but for John Morehead, making this tough decision was an opportunity to build a new, future-proofed PassiveHouse. This certified Passive House in Cork, Ireland, embraces its stunning natural surroundings and showcases extraordinary attention to detail. Read more in this Passive House Plus long read: Read More


Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Annual Conference 2024

Join Principal Deborah Moelis at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Annual Conference 2024, where she will speak about the challenges of planning, designing, and delivering a fully-electric, highly-sustainable student residence, dining, and services building, Harmony Commons at Univeristy of Toronto Scarborough. Joining her will be Jennifer Adams Peffer, Campus Architect & Director Architecture, Planning & Project Development at UTSC; Stephen Donnelly, Associate Director & Practice Lead, Architecture…


NYS Guide to Inflation Reduction Act Savings

Summer renovations or upgrades? New York residents can use Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) tax credits to reduce the cost of home energy efficiency improvements, energy-saving renovations, and the installation of efficient heating and cooling systems. Homeowners, renters, and businesses can all benefit! Start here:



Blue Works at the Houma Maritime Campus will be LUMCON’s new collaborative technology space

LUMCON's new 25,000 sq. ft. innovation hub in Houma, LA, is revolutionizing coastal and marine studies in the region! With a $14.5M boost and a cutting-edge design by EskewDumezRipple, this facility attracts top talent to study and preserve Louisiana’s eroding coast. Utilizing Kingspan’s insulated metal panels as the main vapor barrier, the architects were able to display unique facades and eye-catching accent fins that provide an artistic architectural juxtaposition among…


Comprehensive Training Creates a Culture of Energy Efficiency at Clinton Hill Cooperative

Urban Green Council and the O&M staff of Clinton Hill Cooperative create and implement an energy efficiency training program. Clinton Hill Cooperative is a 12-building co-op complex built in 1944, with two “campuses” situated along Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn Heights. In order to comply with New York City’s ambitious building emissions law, Local Law 97, Clinton Hill needed to implement energy efficiency upgrades throughout their buildings. To achieve the upgrades,…


Don’t miss out! NYPH is hosing a free Webinar

Shaping the Next Generation of Passive House Tools. By Honeybee-PH This presentation will discuss some of the main challenges Passive House modelers face with our current tooling, and how advancements in technology are helping to overcome many of those issues. Read More


Passive Housing + Public Projects

Inspired by nature and spatial efficiency, KKH Architects design for South Korea’s extreme climate variations. With inspiring projects ranging from traditional timber Hanok homes to large-scale public facilities, the KKH Architects team has made their mark from their Mac-based practice in Seoul. Learn More


NYPH is pleased to announce NYSERDA as a sponsor for our symposium this year “Regenerative Metropolis”

NYPH is pleased to announce NYSERDA as a sponsor for our symposium this year, “Regenerative Metropolis,” which will be held on September 27th. Speakers and sessions are being confirmed, and the focus will be on aligning decarbonized architecture with regenerative practices of other large systems such as agriculture, forestry, and urban planning. Please mark your calendars for what we believe will be a hopeful, visionary, and actionable event! Learn More


Passive Voyage – The book

After traveling through 20 countries and staying in over 45 different Passive Houses across Europe, Simone and her daughter Linnea have turned her experiences into a captivating book. Titled "Wenn Ameisen und Frauen in Eile sind..." the book is now available in most bookstores. It offers readers a glimpse into their journey, which was filled with joy, challenges, and exciting stories about the Passive Houses they visited, their owners, and…


Urban Land Institute has announced Marcus Garvey Village Extension

Urban Land Institute has announced Marcus Garvey Village Extension as a Finalist for the 2024 Terwilliger Center Award for Innovation in Attainable Housing! This award recognizes unique yet replicable developments that offer or preserve deeper affordability. Marcus Garvey Extension Phase I was selected for modeling the sustainable development of large all-electric geothermal multifamily affordable housing. Building on the legacy of Marcus Garvey Village, the 1970s New York State Urban Development…