Passive House Buildings Receive 2015 AIANY COTE Award & Honorable Mention

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Established in 2014 by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s Committee on the Environment (COTE), the COTE program seeks to provide a collective resource to all firms looking to achieve socially and environmentally responsible design. Climate change, political stability, energy and water independence, and human health are all responsibilities of the design community.  Modeled on the COTE National Awards, the AIANY COTE Awards further sustainable design, make transparent lessons learned, and reveal the process behind innovation in an urban context. The awards promote greater understanding of design strategies that reveal and inspire new materials, technologies, and design solutions.

On November 11th, 2015, AIANY COTE announced the winners of the second annual AIANY COTE Awards competition. Three submissions were selected from projects located within a 200-mile radius from Central Park.

Passive House took center stage in the AIANY COTE Awards, demonstrating yet again the award-winning design and functionality achievable only through the rigorous international Passive House standard. Join NYPH in congratulating our community members on a job well done!


2015 AIANY COTE Award for Townhouse:

r951 picNYC Passive House + Net Zero Rowhouse Prototype (Brooklyn, NY)
Paul A. Castrucci, Architect




2015 AIANY COTE Award for Multifamily:

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Grimshaw Architects and Dattner Architects



2015 AIANY COTE Award for Institutional Building:

Weeksville2Weeksville Heritage Center (Brooklyn, NY)
Caples Jefferson Architects



– Tighthouse 1st Certified Passive House in NYC (Brooklyn, NY), Fete Nature Architecture

– LearningSpring School (New York, NY), PBDW Architects

– Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Renovation (New York, NY), FXFOWLE

– Creston Avenue Residence (Bronx, NY), Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC


Join AIANY and NYPH at the 2015 AIANY COTE Awards Ceremony on Monday, December 7 from 6 – 8 pm.  Click here for more information and to register.