LIC will soon house the nation’s largest passive house office

LIC will soon house the nation’s largest passive house office JNY Capital and United Hoisting Co. developing eco-friendly 425K building New York / December 03, 2020 01:20 PM By Rich Bockmann Renderings by Archimaera Long Island City is getting what developers say will be the nation’s biggest office building designed to passive house standards. JNY Capital and United Hoisting Company will build their 425,000-square-foot spec office at 38-42 12th Street…



Handel Architects brings Passive House design to East New York.

Arras is a 100% affordable mixed-use residential project proposed in the East New York section of Brooklyn. It was designed to serve as a model of a socially transformative and environmentally conscious design. Arras includes 326 affordable homes, 13,100 SF of community-focused retail space occupied by locally-based neighborhood retailers, and approximately 20,500 SF of community facility space with curated programming to meet the needs of the project’s tenants and the…


NYPH awarded a Gotham Green Award Winner® 2020

Gotham Green Awards 2020 Gotham Green® annually recognizes those who make a difference in our communities and the world by celebrating people and organizations, both Gotham members and non-Gotham members, who work in ways big and small; for-profit and not-for-profit, to make our world a little greener. Gotham Green® provides a platform for businesses and professionals who seek to connect and promote sustainable business opportunities, practices and relationships. I am…


Ventilation systems strongly recommended

Press Release 25 November 2020 During the Corona pandemic, schools in Germany must ventilate their classrooms regularly in order to reduce the risk of infection. Schools which are equipped with a heat recovery ventilation system,including Passive House schools,offer significant benefits for their users.© Pixabay Passive House Institute about schools: ventilation systems offer major advantages Darmstadt, Germany. With the start of the cold season, attention is increasingly shifting to schools and…


Before & After: Balancing Act in Brooklyn

November 19, 2020 Our client came to us after purchasing this freestanding, wood frame house in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn with dreams of recycling some of the quirks of this old home into an updated, more functional home. Previously a three family home with lots of clues to its history, we worked to highlight a number of these clues within the new design that included a new rear addition,…





PHPP + Rhino | An Introduction to IDF2PH

 The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is a trusted, effective tool and is critical for Passive House Certification. However in many circumstances it can be useful to pair the PHPP with a multi-zone, dynamic tool such as the US Dept. of Energy’s EnergyPlus engine which can output sub-hourly time step results. In the past, if a designer wished to utilize both of these valuable tools, that meant duplicate modeling…



International Passive House Days | Sidney Place Passive House Project

   This Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival townhouse built in 1846 is currently undergoing a full renovation and restoration that includes a 2-story rear addition, cellar excavation, roof dormers, all new Zola windows and doors, and an 18-foot wide Lamilux roof skylight. It will be EnerPHit certified and is currently under construction, with air sealing details, mechanicals, window installation details, and much more visible on the tour.