The Future of Building Exteriors: How Dextall’s Prefab Solutions Outperform EIFS in Retrofits and Passive House Applications

  By Samira Sabulis, CCO of Dextall As the world increasingly embraces sustainability, the construction industry faces a pivotal moment in determining the best materials and methods for retrofitting aging buildings. Two popular choices stand at the forefront of this conversation: Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and Prefabricated (Prefab) exterior wall systems. This article explores why Prefab solutions, particularly Dextall’s innovative wall system, are the superior choice for retrofitting…


outPHit has just been confirmed as one of three finalists

outPHit has just been confirmed as one of three finalists shortlisted for the 2024 European Sustainable Energy (EUSEW) Awards in the Innovation category. Through the project, 25 case studies across five European countries demonstrate how high-performance, deep retrofits to the EnerPHit standard can be made faster and more cost-effective. The EUSEW Awards recognize outstanding projects for their energy efficiency and renewables efforts. Nine finalists have been announced in the categories of…


We’re honored to announce our selection for NYSERDA’s Empire Building Challenge

We're honored to announce our selection for NYSERDA's #EmpireBuildingChallenge cohort 3 with MaGrann Associates & Ascendant Neighborhood Development. Empire Building Challenge (EBC) is a partnership between NYSERDA and leading commercial real estate owners. Through this program, NYSERDA will invest $50 million to elevate new design approaches for low-carbon retrofits in New York’s high-rise buildings. We’re stoked to spend the course of the year in good company, putting our heads together…


ROCKWOOL North America Factory Tour

Great to host a ROCKWOOL North America Factory Tour for some friends and family in the Rainscreen Industry! We really enjoyed the day and appreciated your time today in Ranson, WV, helping to raise all ships. Big thanks to Rob Klein, Robert Blount, Martin Mee, Paul Espinosa and Patricia Whitehead for your help and support making this happen! Read More



C+GA attended the Climate Ready Buildings Training

C+GA’s Karla Gutierrez RA, CPHC®, Seo Choi, and Shreejit Modak attended the Climate Ready Buildings Training by Building Energy Exchange. This training educates affordable housing project teams on how to design and construct high performance buildings that are resilient to the increasing pressure of climate change and align with NY’s climate goals. Steven Winter Associates and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development presented at the event, using C+GA’s…


Buildings are the new frontier in climate action

Did you know buildings are at the forefront of NYC’s climate action? A recent article by the The Rockefeller Foundation showcases our partnerships, where we're making real strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through smart building technology. At Dextall we are proud to contribute to a sustainable future with our advanced building solutions. Learn more about this game-changing initiative: Read More


Urban Future – Spotlighting #UF24 sessions from our updated program!

🔹1.1 Heroes of climate adaptation🔹 Learn from some of our heroes how to go from vision to practice, how to deal with vested interests, overcautious politicians, upset citizens, intimidated pencil-pushers, and hostile news writers. 🔹1.3.3 Join the rooftop revolution🔹 Multifunctional roofs can be used as a tool to fight flooding, increase quality of life, source solar power, & add biodiversity. The Gemeente Rotterdam & LIFE@Urban Roofs will walk you through…


European Sustainable Energy (EUSEW) Awards in the Innovation category.

OutPHit has just been confirmed as one of three finalists shortlisted for the 2024 European Sustainable Energy (EUSEW) Awards in the Innovation category. Through the project, 25 case studies across five European countries demonstrate how high-performance, deep retrofits to the EnerPHit standard can be made faster and more cost-effective. The EUSEW Awards recognise outstanding projects for their efforts in Energy Efficiency and renewables. A total of nine finalists in the categories…



MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

Today, the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing opens to the community. Known to students as Building 54, the 185,000-square-foot building establishes a flexible, new hub for research and education in one of the Institute’s most renowned departments. We engineered a facade of glass “shingles” along Vassar Street that reflects the Cambridge sky and the SOM-designed Fairchilds Building across the street. Read More


Ice Box Challenge

  Pratt Institute and BE-Ex are excited to announce the Ice Box Challenge, a unique exhibit that will launch on May 14 and be on display throughout the summer at the Exchange in downtown Manhattan. Originating from Brussels, Belgium, the Ice Box Challenge demonstrates the benefits of high energy efficiency #PassiveHouse strategies through a public scientific demonstration comparing two ice-filled boxes to see which keeps the heat out better. (READ MORE)