June 11, New York City
NY15PH Conference & Expo, Built to Last: Passive House
Mayor Bill de Blasio, by announcing his policy to reduce city-wide carbon emissions 80% by 2050 in his watershed document One City: Built to Last in late 2014, has set the course for effective climate change mitigation and resilient adaptation.
Passive House is the one building standard that reliably and affordably delivers deep cuts in energy use proportionate to our climate challenge, while providing increased comfort, indoor health and climate resilience - including net zero and energy positive buildings. Passive House can help us make a New York that is built to last.
If you’re an architect, engineer, developer, property manager, policy advocate, government administrator or regulator, find out how Passive House is being successfully implemented and ask questions that relate directly to your situation.
See you June 11th!
A Revolution in Building: From Brussels to NYC.
In 2007 Brussels set out to build buildings that were very low-energy, economical, and beautiful: dubbed “Exemplary Buildings”. In the following eight years the Passive House standard went from being a novelty, to a building code mandate in 2015. Essential to this revolution were the efforts of architect Sebastian Moreno-Vacca and his firm A2M. And New Yorkers will be able to experience an A2M Passive House directly with a new retrofit project, a design center in New York City’s Meatpacking District.
The Passive House Institute Steps into the Future: The tools and pathways to reach our low-carbon future.
As New York pushes to dramatically reduce energy demand while switching energy production to renewable sources - economic, resource and resilience questions abound. How can a building constructed or renovated today be optimized for 2050 and beyond? Find out how with the new certification classes for Passive Houses with on-site renewable energy and more. Find out how to future-proof your building.
Passive House Feeling Higher: What it takes to make a high-rise Passive.
New York is synonymous with high-rise building. To complete New York's low-energy puzzle we need to demystify how we can make high-rises Passive. This panel will identify obstacles and strategies to make high-rise Passive work for NYC development, including curtain wall and mechanical systems design and construction.
Retrofitting Brownstone Brooklyn to Passive House.
New York's low-energy transformation rests on retrofitting its many existing masonry buildings. With a dozen Passive House retrofits complete or in progress, this presentation will show the methodology, details and results of this team's efforts to remake historic New York, and how you can do it too.
Developer Roundtable: Views from the leading edge of market rate and affordable housing.
New York City is embarking on an ambitious goal of building 200,000 units of affordable housing, while a hot market pushes prices into the stratosphere and a huge existing housing stock requires upgrading. Hear from leading developers about why Passive House is a compelling solution across our housing spectrum.
Policy, Passive House and a Resilient New York Future.
The 80 x 50 carbon reduction goals adopted by New York City and New York State are very ambitious and necessary. And reducing building energy demand is correctly made a cornerstone of the Mayor Bill de Blasio's policy One City: Built to Last. Passive House can help achieve these goals and make a more resilient New York. But what is politically possible? What is happening now? What is likely to happen? Join this important discussion.
See the full program here.