Mamaroneck EnerPHit project

This terraced house was built for a private client in the Village of Mamaroneck. The building is a 2 story wood frame construction with a masonry basement and is oriented 32 Degree east of south. The building is a retrofit and extension of an existing build originally built in 1963 and received EnerPHit certification in April 2014. The entire retrofitted building is using the existing footprint and first floor framing…



Hudson Passive Project: a Passive House detached new build single family house.

The Hudson Passive Project is an energy conservation project, a prototype home-of-tomorrow that demonstrates the energy-saving potential of residential architecture. The house was designed by BarlisWedlick Architects LLC, built by Bill Stratton Building Company, and realized with the support of NYSERDA, the New York State Energy Research Development Authority through the High Performance Energy Challenge. Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, about two hours north of New York City, The Hudson Passive Project is the first…


Orient Artist Point: a Passive House new build project.

"Artist Studio” (Orient/Long Island, USA), Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects (Photo Credit: Ty Cole Photography) This Artists’ Studio project on the north-fork of Long Island is one of the first projects in the United States to receive international PassiveHouse certification—meeting the rigorous building envelope and energy-use criteria established by the Standard. Each structure is clad in recycled, aged timber that conceals a double-wall insulation system that eliminates thermal bridging from interior to…


Tight House: a Passive House refurbishment

This Passive House retrofit is the first certified Passive House project in NYC and a winner in the 2014 International Passive House Design Awards. The retrofit adds a new rear facade, 3rd floor, and roof terrace. A continuous envelope of insulation, air tightness, and mitigated thermal bridges will reduce energy usage. Passive Houses consume approximately 90% less heat energy than the average home and 75% less energy overall.The project features…





Component Award announced for windows in the context of refurbishments / Press Release

Component Award announced for windows in the context of refurbishments Winners to be presented at International Passive House Conference 2015 in Leipzig   (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 12 November 2014)   Darmstadt, Germany. Replacing the windows in a building can improve its energy efficiency significantly, but since refurbishment work is often carried out in a step-by-step manner, flexible approaches are required. In order to acknowledge particularly suitable products, the…



See The Future of Low Carbon Building in Vancouver: NAPHN15 Conf & Expo

The 2015 North American Passive House Conference & Expo will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 1st and 2nd (Press release, NAPHN, Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) November 06, 2014)   The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) is pleased to announce that the 2015 NAPHN Conference & Expo (NAPHN15) will take place October 1st and 2nd in Vancouver, Canada. It will follow the success of the NAPHN14 conference held…