Passive House Emerges in New York: Effective and Affordable by 475 partner Ken Levenson and published on the Sallan Foundation website, is an overview of current Passive House activity in the Empire State. New York is focused on achieving 80% carbon reductions by 2050 and Passive House is a powerful solution. Fortunately as the article notes, New York State and New York City are both taking notice and acting on it. What’s happening in New York that’s so special? Some of it includes:
- The worlds tallest Passive House under construction for Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island.
- Community Boards 1 and 5 have passed resolutions in support of Passive House.
- Building Energy Exchange issued a very informative report Passive NYC.
- New York State has formalized incentives for Passive House affordable housing.
- NYSERDA is actively supporting Passive House in Tier 3 incentives.
- New York City Council passed Proposed Int. No 701 (pdf), mandating the NYC submit plans for building to Passive House performance in coming decades.
The Passive House community in New York is also excited to host the two-day NAPHN16 Passive House Conference, June 13th and 14th. The conference will include leading Passive House practitioners from New York and around the world. There’s a FLASH SALE, for best registration prices March 22nd-23rd.