Senior Associate, Director of Sustainability, AIA, CPHD
Jane Sanders’ work focuses on sustainability, maximizing space and light, sensitivity to historic details and clean, understated design. She ran her own urban residential firm for over fifteen years. Prior to that, she specialized in historic preservation and adaptive reuse at Jan Hird Pokorny Associates. Her extensive experience is in building restoration, new construction, code compliance and working with NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. She has worked on a variety of building types including churches, museums and townhouses preparing construction documents, technical specifications, master plans, historic structure reports and conditions surveys. She was project architect for restoration of the Brooklyn Historical Society and the 79th Street Maintenance Facility in Central Park.
Jane was recently selected by the Department of Buildings to serve as a member of the 2019 NYCECC Residential Advisory Committee to review and provide recommendations on proposed amendments to the energy code.
Jane has completed training and certification in Passive House, a methodology for producing extremely energy efficient buildings with superior indoor air quality. She has recently completed three Passive House retrofit projects in Brooklyn. She lives in a Passive House in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Rhode Island School of Design
Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Providence, Rhode Island
Courses in Urban Studies and Anthropology
Providence, Rhode Island
Registrations & Affiliations
Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD)
LEED Green Associate
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
New York Chapter, Historic Buildings Committee (HBC)
New York Chapter, Committee on the Environment (COTE)
Brooklyn Chapter, Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)
Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI)
Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation subcommittee (TCSP)
Association for Preservation Technology Northeast (APTNE) Member
Department of Buildings 2019 NYCECC
Residential Advisory Committee Member
Urban Green Council
New York Landmarks Conservancy
New York Passive House
James, Mary. Passive House in Different Climates, The Path to Net Zero. New York:
Routledge, 2016. Bergen Street Passive House was featured in chapter 17.
James, Mary. From Small to Extra Large, Passive House Rising to New Heights. Low Carbon
Productions, 2017. Bergen Street, State Street, and Windsor Terrace Passive houses are
featured on page 98.
James, Mary. New York Passive House 2015: The NYPH Flip Book. Low Carbon Productions,
2015. Bergen Street Passive House is featured on page 42.