Energy prices and technologies have changed – your building systems should too.
October 17th marked the official designation of The House at Cornell Tech as the tallest Passive House Certified building in the world. The House is a 26-story residential tower designed by Handel Architects, and developed by The Hudson Companies, The Related Companies, and Cornell University. SWA provided Passive House consulting, green building certification services, commissioning, accessibility consulting, and energy modeling services for the project.
Crescent Crossings, a recently developed affordable housing complex in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was honored at the Connecticut Green Building Council's (CTGBC) Award Ceremony on December 2, 2017. The development received the Residential Project Award of Honor, the highest award in the Residential category. Projects were judged on categories such as sustainable goals, challenges, innovative strategies and performance metrics.
The 9th CEPH is the ninth Passivhaus conference, the main annual state-level event and reference in the field of high energy efficiency, almost zero consumption buildings and especially passive buildings under the Passivhaus standard. SWA Director of Passive House Services, Lois Arena, will be speaking about our recently finished Cornell Tech project and the obstacles and solutions found during the building process.
The Passive House Standard is known for its stringent requirements, and meeting them can be daunting for even the most experienced architects and developers. While it is true that the performance requirements are rigorous, new technologies and construction systems coupled with tried and true best practices, make building to the Passive House standard well within reach. This session will explore how to bring all the pieces together, from materials and design to construction and certification.