Historic Building Preservation Is Technically Feasible

Historic Building Preservation Is Technically Feasible

Many people are concerned about historic building preservation because they're under the impression that all historic buildings can't truly be restored. People are often used to the notion that buildings need to be constantly replaced rather than updated. This is a mindset that is very common in many cultures, and it is very much a cultural construction. There are buildings...

Sustainable Roof Designs: First Steps

Sustainable Roof Designs: First Steps

Retrofitting a roof can be challenging in New York City, especially when it comes to the city’s goals to reduce urban heat island effects. Each roof retrofit brings its own goals and challenges. Building owners may be presented with several ways to maintain their roof or go green with photovoltaic panels. The City of New York encourages building owners to...

Passive House

Passive House

Passive House is a voluntary international building method with high standards for energy efficiency reducing its ecological footprint. Developed by Passive House Institute (PHI) in Darmstadt, Germany. It results in an highly energy efficient and exceedingly low energy building that requires little (at times no energy) for space heating and cooling. Passive house methodology make use of buildingorientation, massing, insulation, heat...