Special Announcement | Next NYPH President and the first Executive Director

Announcing the next New York Passive House President


The New York Passive House Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Stas Zakrzewski will be the new President at NYPH. The New York Passive House Board of Directors has elected Vice President Stas Zakrzewski to serve as President of New York Passive House as of September 16th.

Stas is not a stranger to New York Passive House, having served as Vice President for the last 6 years. His roles included working on the NYPH conference planning and policy sub committees. With a growing need for High Performance Buildings as well as new legislation mandating increased energy efficiency and lower emissions, New York Passive House is uniquely positioned to provide key leadership in these areas. Stas is also an advisory board member for the Climate Mobilization Act (LL97) and has served on the 2016 and 2020 Energy Code Advisory Boards.

Over the next few years, New York Passive House’s mandate will be to build on the hard work of our Organization and expand the adoption of Passive House in the following areas – Research, Education, Policy, and Communication.


Announcing the first Executive Director


On behalf of the New York Passive House Board of Directors, it is a great pleasure to announce that Andreas Benzing has been appointed the organization’s first Executive Director. In order to accept his new position, Andreas stepped down as President of New York Passive House as of September 16th.

For the past ten years, Andreas has provided leadership to New York Passive House and was among the organization’s founding board members. After serving as the founding Vice President, Andreas assumed the position of President in 2016. Andreas embodies the values that drive New York Passive House and is deeply committed to New York Passive House’s mission. With an excellent understanding of Local and State legislation and the Passive House industry, Andreas has represented the organization on public panels, community events and before governmental agencies.

In his new role as Executive Director, Andreas will work directly with our committed Board of Directors, volunteers, members, community partners and all stakeholders to continue to amplify the adoption of the Passive House standard and improve the professional training and education to expand the adoption of the Passive House concept.

Please join me in welcoming Andreas to his new role as our first Executive Director. The Board of Directors is deeply committed to working with Andreas to ensure his successful and visionary leadership as New York Passive House enters its next phase of expansion.

With warm regards,

Stas Zakrzewski

President, New York Passive House Board of Directors