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Jane Sanders

Associate Principal
Director of Sustainability, AIA, CPHD

Jane Sanders Jane Sanders’ work focuses on sustainability, maximizing space and light, sensitivity to historic details and clean, understated design. 

Jane 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.

She 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.


2019 - Present

Henson Architecture

New York, New York

2004 – 2019

Jane Sanders Architect

Broolyn, New York

1992 – 2004

Jan Hird Pokorny Associates

New York, New York


Rhode Island School of Design

Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Providence, Rhode Island

Brown University

Courses in Urban Studies and Anthropology

Providence, Rhode Island

Registered Architect

New York

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

Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD)

LEED Green Associate

Urban Green Council

New York Landmarks Conservancy

New York Passive House


September 2022

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Panel Discussion

Bridging the Gap Between NYC Local Laws and Decarbonization

Mariel Hoffman, Matt Resnick
New York, NY

June 2021

Passive House Accelerator Global Passive House Happy Hour

High Performance Retrofit of a Single Unit


April 2015

AIANY Committee on the Environment and New York Passive House

EnerPHit: The Passive House Standards for Energy Retrofits

Jeremy R.M. Shannon
New York, NY


Passive House in Different Climates, The Path to Net Zero

James, Mary. New York: Routledge, 2016. Bergen Street Passive House was featured in chapter 17.

From Small to Extra Large, Passive House Rising to New Heights

James, Mary. Low Carbon Productions, 2017. Bergen Street, State Street, and Windsor Terrace Passive houses are featured on page 98.

New York Passive House 2015: The NYPH Flip Book

James, Mary. Low Carbon Productions, 2015. Bergen Street Passive House is featured on page 42.