Reliable partner for energy balancing!

PHPP 10 now available in English language Darmstadt, Germany. The energy demand of a building can be reliably calculated using the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP). The Passive House Institute has developed the 10th version of the PHPP, which is now also available in English. PHPP 10 contains helpful new add-ons and features for the energy balancing of highly efficient buildings. The new features will be presented in detail in…


The Impact Passive Housing Has on the Environment

The Impact Passive Housing Has on the Environment Passive housing has become an extraordinarily popular style of environmentalism that many are utilizing in their newest construction projects. This type of housing follows simple rules that guide construction to create a space that requires very little energy to heat or cool and is generally inexpensive to build or maintain.  Reducing the building's ecological footprint is the main goal, but it can…


Faster Facade Installation with Dextall, Work Has Began NY – Queens Project Dwall

We cant wait to see the building ready! And since its build with our DWall 2000, the building process will be fast. Here are the details: 80% Faster Installation No onsite scaffolding Better injury protection Fire-proof wall panel systems Plug-and-play panels 80%-plus faster to install Snap-fit precision eliminates wet-seal Repeatability and low variability First-time installation accuracy 10-15% less expensive than site-built exterior wall 5X-to-10X through-put capability increase Drastically-reduced onsite skilled…


What Are the Advantages of Stone Wool?

Noncombustible stone wool insulation used in exterior walls, interior partitions, facades and roofing plays a crucial role in improving the fire performance of buildings. Stone wool insulation protects the building structure by reducing heat transfer and the spread of fire. Meanwhile, it does not produce harmful smoke and toxic gases or add to the smoke produced during a fire. Read More >


HPD, NYCHA, and HDC Announce Plans and Partners to Build a 195-Home, Wellness-Centered, Sustainable Mixed-Use Development for Low-Income Seniors in the Bronx

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NRP Group, Selfhelp Realty Group, and Foxy Management will develop a solar-oriented building on an underused section of the Morris Houses II campus in Morrisania, Bronx The development will provide Bronx and NYCHA residents with a community health center, nutrition education space, and on-site career-training in healthcare and technology Rendering by Nightnurse, images courtesy of Magnusson Architecture and Planning NEW YORK – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and…


Three Sustainable Design Questions for MAP’s Sara Bayer

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Article courtesy of MAP Architects While the work of sustainable development is a year-round pursuit, Earth Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on our progress and advocate for more. So, we asked our Director of Sustainability, Sara Bayer, three quick questions to talk about where we stand. In the last couple of years we’ve signed the AIA 2030 commitment and won 7 NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence awards, what are…


Faster Facade Installation with Dextall, Work Has Began NY – Queens Project Dwall

facade installation

We cant wait to see the building ready! And since its built with our DWall 2000, the building process will be fast. Here are the details: 80% Faster Installation No onsite scaffolding Better injury protection Fire-proof wall panel systems Plug-and-play panels 80%-plus faster to install Snap-fit precision eliminates wet-seal Repeatability and low variability First-time installation accuracy 10-15% less expensive than site-built exterior wall 5X-to-10X through-put capability increase Drastically reduced onsite…


Vancouver To Be Home To World’s Tallest Passive House Building

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Canadian developer Brivia Group has selected downtown Vancouver as the location of its newest and most sustainable project yet. CURV, a 60-storey residential development between Burrard and Thurlow Streets, will be the world’s tallest passive house building – a modern, low carbon and energy efficient building that contributes to a healthier planet, mirroring the environmental ethos of the city of Vancouver. Passive House is the highest standard for energy efficiency in commercial…


Dextall wins approved-supplier designation in $30-Million NYSERDA Retrofit Initiative

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Dextall named as first qualified and approved prefab wall panel provided in sweeping plan to over-clad existing affordable housing projects for the State of New York Dextall, a circular-economy construction technology company, has been named a designated manufacturing partner to serve affordable housing property owners as part of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s $30 million RetrofitNY Program. Committed to empowering property owners, developers, and their partners…


Earth Day 2022 is coming!

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Earth Day Initiative is excited to bring a focus on sustainability solutions to Hudson Yards in partnership with Volkswagen this spring. The climate community and the broader public are clamoring to see the path forward on tackling climate change and our environmental challenge. Earth Day Initiative wants to illustrate that path by highlighting some of the solutions being developed in sectors like transportation, energy, and fashion. We invite attendees to…


Building a climate resilient future

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Sustainability at ROCKWOOL "At ROCKWOOL, we transform volcanic rock into stone wool and our products contribute to address many of society’s biggest climate change challenges, creating new opportunities to enrich modern living and build safer, healthier, and more climate resilient communities. Indeed, stone wool is a versatile natural material with multiple benefits that makes it ideal for applications in buildings, industry, transportation, horticulture, and water management.  We pursue a fact-based,…


Using Passive House to Fast-Track Building Electrification

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A growing body of research tells us achieving deep carbon reduction targets of 75% or more will require electrification, including all furnaces and water heaters across the country, and powering those buildings with 100% renewable energy. Nationally, approximately 27% of the total natural gas consumption occurs directly in residential and commercial buildings. This has led policymakers in many U.S. jurisdictions to consider building electrification policies and incentives as a way to meet climate goals. And with research…