NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced new mandates that will force building owners to make sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The new rules will compel owners to meet fossil fuel caps – requiring deeper upgrades to boilers, water heaters, roofs and windows on an accelerated 2030 timeframe – with sharp penalties for…
Scarsdale Passive House, Scarsdale, NY Passive House New Construction, 2017 (Under Construction).
Bob Schneck and Andreas Benzing presented the proposed Borough Board Resolution on the International Passive House Standard to Community Board Eleven .
The NYS issued an update to the Energy Code. The 2016 DOS Energy Code Supplement 2016 will require a mandatory blower door test for residential buildings to the air leakage rate not exceeding (3) three air changes per hour at a pressure of 50 Pascals.
The NYPH Board requested to approve the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) energy modeling calculations to be considered as an alternative compliance software to demonstrate compliance with the New York State Energy Conservation and Construction Code.
a.m.Benzing architects pllc get published in the international section of The Passive House Plus Magazine with the Mamaroneck Passive House
Manhattan Community Board Five passed a resolution to support the International Passive House Standard for NYC
a.m.Benzing architects pllc wins the 2015 EBie Awards, Urban Green Council`s “Oscars of existing buildings” in the category -Power to the People- for the greatest percentage reduction in building energy use. It was the only Passive House of the finalists and a good example on hoe to retrofit our current existing single family buildings. Read the…
Rye Residence, Westchester County, NY Passive House, New Construction, 2014 (in progress)