NYS Buy Clean Concrete Guidelines

Overview The NYS Buy Clean Concrete guidelines implements S542A, signed into law as State Finance Law 135-d  December 2021, effective June 2022. The law calls for the Office of General Services (OGS) to establish guidelines requiring the procurement of low embodied carbon concrete on projects deemed appropriate by the office. The Law is intended to increase the:  use and innovation of low carbon concrete in state procurement projects. The guidelines…


designPH 2.0 is here…

New features: New shading analysis based on 3D ray-tracing and Perez radiation model. Complex shading scenes can be analysed accurately and  both winter and summer shading factors can be exported to PHPP. New "Compare results" tab allows the key analysis results to be tracked and compared over time as the model evolves. Assignment of user-defined Thermal Bridge component entries. Additional ventilation inputs such as the ventilation strategy, MVHR unit selection,…


Boston skyscraper named world’s biggest ​‘Passive House’ office

The building, which will use far less energy than a conventional design, is the latest example of the efficiency standard’s growing popularity. A new Boston skyscraper has a climate-friendly claim to fame. Last week, it became the largest office space in the world certified to the extremely energy-efficient ​“Passive House” standards — and the first skyscraper in the U.S. to earn the label. Read More >


Dextall Prefabricated Wall Systems: Navigating NYC’s Local Law 11 & 97

Watch Now >   COURSE DESCRIPTION: This presentation will focus on Dextall’s prefabricated wall systems and navigating New York City’s Local Law 11 & 97 challenges in mid-to-high-rise buildings. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Introduce key challenges associated with NYC Local Law 11 & 97. Identify the advantages of Dextall’s ventilated rainscreen offerings. Overview of the thermal values Dextall’s insulated wall panels offer. Highlight current research and development projects. Learn to reduce embodied…


The Impact of Building Energy Code

Building energy codes represent a significant savings opportunity for U.S. home and business owners. Model energy codes for residential and commercial buildings are projected to save (cumulative 2010-2040): $182 billion energy cost savings 840 MMT of avoided CO2 emissions 16.1 quads of primary energy These savings equate to the annual emissions of: 187 million passenger vehicles 225 coal power plants 106 million homes Learn More >


the new industry catalogue

Long awaited, finally here: On 32 pages, the industry catalogue now also informs in English about proven and innovative Hanno solutions for sound, thermal and vibration insulation. Discover how you can improve acoustics and room climate in various industrial areas with the high-quality Hanno products and download the catalogue in our service area:   Learn More >


iPHA Webinars free for NYPH members

Welcome to the iPHA Webinar vault. Here, you can find the recordings of previous iPHA webinars and enjoy them at your leisure. The iPHA webinars are a member benefit free of charge for NYPH/iPHA members, iPHA members can log in and view the webinars directly online and are offered throughout the year. Each webinar offers two live sessions covering the same presentation, so people worldwide can join at a starting…


Introduction to ADHERO VISTO

The rise in interest in mass timber construction (CLT, NLT, dowel laminated timber) is an encouraging development for those interested in viable low-carbon alternatives to concrete and steel. Pro Clima’s forward-thinking R&D Department supports this development in sustainable construction by producing innovative materials that fit leading-edge sustainable building methods. Building with wood reduces embodied carbon, but these wood-based materials need protection from the elements. ADHERO VISTO protects structural wood panels from the…


Download Your Copy of our Exterior Wall Insulation Application Guide

ROCKWOOL® developed this technical application guide to help you design and build above-grade rainscreen wall assemblies that meet and exceed your building performance targets. You will also find recommendations for integrating stone wool insulation into your exterior wall assemblies, along with design and installation guidance and tips. Topics and resources in the guide include: How to manage enclosure loads Strategies to meet and exceed performance targets Available ROCKWOOL products and solutions…


Schöck’s Bordentown Facility Achieves ICC Certification

A milestone in safety and sustainability for NJ assembly operations. Schöck North America proudly announces the attainment of ICC certification for its new production facility in Bordentown, New Jersey. This recognition from the International Code Council (ICC) underscores Schöck's unwavering commitment to product excellence and compliance with industry standards. The ICC certification is a significant milestone, further endorsing Schöck's dedication to quality. The ICC-ES Listing Program serves as a symbol…


How Windows Make (or Break) Wall Performance

The thermal performance of your building’s walls is only as strong as the weakest link, and windows are too often that weak link. Even if you’ve gone to great lengths to build a super-insulated high performance wall, if you poke that wall full of holes, then plug those walls with mediocre windows, you will get a poorly-performing wall. Bad windows will ruin the best wall assemblies. Conversely, good windows can…


Energy Earthshots™

The climate crisis calls for a different kind of moonshot. Energy Earthshots™ will accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions within the decade.  They will drive the major innovation breakthroughs that we know we must achieve to solve the climate crisis, reach our 2050 net-zero carbon goals, and create the jobs of the new clean energy economy. The Energy Earthshots target the remaining solution points of the most challenging technical problems across…