Program – 27 International Passive House Conference 2024

The 27th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce will take place in the beau­ti­ful city of Inns­bruck, Aus­tria, on 5 and 6 April 2024 at the "Tech­nik" cam­pus of the Leo­pold Fran­zens Uni­versity. Con­fer­en­ce par­ti­cipants fur­ther­more have the op­por­tun­ity to vis­it in­spir­ing Pass­ive House pro­jects in the Inns­bruck area on 7 April 2024 and to par­ti­cip­ate in ad­di­tion­al work­shops in the run-up to the con­fer­en­ce on 3 April 2024. Learn More >…


Sustainability Report: LEED or Passive House – Which One is Right for Your Building?

Choosing which sustainable certification to pursue for your building can be difficult. Most people in the construction industry are familiar with LEED, but there has been a lot of discussion recently regarding Passive House as well. How does LEED compare to Passive House? This article looks at these two certification pathways to help you decide which is best for your building. Read More


Updated Passive House Certification

In an era witnessing a growing global preference for sustainable living, the Passive House concept has emerged as a frontrunner, embodying a profound shift towards healthier and energy-efficient lifestyles. With an impressive count of over 41,600 certified units and a cumulative floor area of 3,866,000 m² adhering to the exacting standards set by the Passive House Institute, the movement is unmistakably on the rise. The Passive House database, a repository…


27th International Passive House Conference and Exhibition: Early bird offers extended!

The early bird offer for the 27th International Passive House Conference and Exhibition has been extended! Book your conference ticket and/or exhibition booth by 4 February 2024 to benefit from our special early bird offers! Naturally, you will get an iPHA discount as well! Ad­ap­ted to your in­di­vidu­al needs, we now also of­fer an ex­ten­ded range of stand op­tions at the Passive House Exhibition. Check out the updated exhibition sketch!…


2024 Design Trends at New York Build

Next month, Partner Julie Nelson will participate in a panel “Design Trends to Look Out for in 2024” at New York Build! 14 Feb, 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm Participants will include Rosalind Tsang, New York City Studio Director – BDP; Julie Nelson, Partner at BKSK Architecture; Elena Koroleva, Design Manager – Studio by Tishman Speyer; Sierra Sharron, Senior Associate – COOKFOX; and Mark Mini, President – John Mini. Learn…



SENDERO VERDE PHASE II – Lottery ends Feb 9, 2024

Sendero Verde Phase II is a newly constructed 348-unit residential project in the East Harlem section of Manhattan, NY (Community Board 11). All units in the project will be subject to Rent stabilization. Project amenities include an outdoor terrace, fitness center, community room, computer room, bicycle storage, package lockers, free secure in-unit access to broadband internet, and on-site laundry. Apply Now


Morris Adjmi named 2023 Designer of the Year | ICFF

We are thrilled to announce that Morris Adjmi has been recognized as ICFF’s Designer of the Year! This is a tremendous honor for Morris and the entire MA team, whose collective passion and talent are at the heart of all that the firm has accomplished. Watch the interview below and visit the news release on ICFF's website to learn more. Read More


Partel revolutionises ECO membranes with a new product launch

We are excited to announce the official launch of our two new paper-based ECO membrane products: IZOPERM Plus ECO – a paper-based sustainable vapor control layer membrane & VARA Plus ECO is a paper-based smart ecological vapor control layer membrane. They promote eco-responsible and environmentally conscious construction methods with a solid focus on facilitating a lower environmental impact in buildings. Providing a solution for internal applications, improving internal air quality,…


The original structural thermal break turns 40

This month, Schöck celebrates the 40th anniversary of Isokorb® structural thermal breaks. Eberhard Schöck, the company's founder, revolutionized the construction industry in 1983 with his invention for minimizing thermal bridges on projecting components, such as balconies, canopies, and parapets. The load-bearing thermal insulation element broke ground regarding building physics, economy, and design. "The invention of Schöck Isokorb® structural thermal breaks was one of the most important milestones in the company's…


The Pro Clima Advantage

Pro Clima is a world leader in airtight systems that simultaneously optimize air and moisture control, manufacturing vapor intelligent membranes, adhesives, tapes, and more. They developed and sold the world’s first smart vapor retarders under the brand ‘B.I. Baupappen started in 1985 and has continued to innovate cutting-edge ecological building materials ever since. 475 High Performance Building Supply has proudly been the exclusive supplier of Pro Clima products in North…


FERO’s FAST Thermal Bracket Concealed Clip Lintel System used on window arches

Seeing FERO’s custom arches progress from design to drawings to installation is always rewarding. The main façade of this development includes oversized arched windows framed by corbelled brickwork, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result. FERO FAST Thermal Brackets™ can be used in any wall assembly and are designed to solve all your masonry and stone veneer wall challenges. Contact FERO at engineering@ferocorp.com to design thermally broken, energy-efficient…