The New York Times piece by Stefanos Chen quotes Andreas M Benzing “Counting Down to a Green New York”. New York plans to be carbon neutral by 2050, and housing is one of the biggest polluters. Can this dirty old town clean up its act in time?
Cooling demand for buildings is increasing world wide and becomes an important factor in designing a building.Read More
ASHRAE’s new passive building design standard aims to make passive building commonplace, said the standard’s proposed chair.
Standard Project Committee 227P, Passive Building Design Standard, was approved during the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta in January.
From eSociety, February 2019
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Build a Passive House to avoid Westchester Natural Gas Moratorium. See our Scarsdale Passive House which reduces heating energy by about 80%. No need for fossil fuels. ConEd will accept applications for new gas service only until March 15, 2019.
The moratorium applies to:
New residential, and commercial and industrial customer gas service connections.
Incremental gas load on existing residential, and commercial and industrial customer gas accounts, unless it meets one of the exceptions.
New gas usage for heating, hot water, laundry, and cooking.
Our Passive House performance during the Polar Vortex was unbelievable. The heating energy needed for this extreme weather event was not even above a normal winter day. The Polar Vortex was no match for the Passive House.Read More
As the number of Passive House Certified buildings continues to expand rapidly, it has never been more important for professionals and practitioners working on energy efficiency initiatives, high performance buildings and renewables to become familiar with techniques and materials, not to mention one another. This year’s conference will be held on June 8th, 2018 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. See More
Ice Box Challenge NYC: Brussels-Capital Region and Brussels Invest & Export / hub.brussels, Building Energy Exchange, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, NYC Department of Transportation, Garment District Alliance, A2M Architects, New York Passive House, North American Passive House Network, 475 Building Performance Supply, Steven Winter Associates, SYNLawn, and Ice Box donation from the City of Vancouver. See More
Andreas and NY Passive House helped set up the Ice Box Challenge.
Our Mamaroneck Passive House has won the the prestigious 2015 EBie Awards "Power to the People". This award recognizes the greatest percentage reduction in building energy use. "The Passive House [concept] compels you to look at your building as an interconnected system–not just parts put together. This also influences how a team can work together more as a unit. See More