Passive House, the high-comfort, low-energy building standard, is enjoying a huge amount of attention in New York City policy circles. Passive House is gaining recognition as an effective strategy to massively reduce energy consumption in commercial and residential building sectors.
Bright ‘n Green features many Passive House elements, such as, an airtight building envelope, thermal insulation, southern facing site orientation for passive heating/cooling and daylighting, and 24/7 ventilation and air recycling, including a heat recovery ventilator and a earth heat exchanger. Learn more about Bright ‘n Green’s Passive House properties here.
Key members, Michael Ingui of Baxt Ingui Architects and Kevin Brennan of Passive House Academy, will speak about the challenges encountered and creative solutions developed throughout the design, construction, and certification process. Other project team members will be on hand to discuss how their collaborative design process allowed them to refine a repeatable, systematic approach for applying the Passive House standard to masonry retrofit row house construction.