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Two New Certified Passive House Projects

SHA’s Director or Sustainability, Jane Sanders, just achieved Passive House EnerPHit certification on two of her Brooklyn rowhouse retrofit projects, the State Street Passive House and Windsor Terrace Passive House. Passive House is a rigorous international building standard for energy efficiency, and EnerPHit is the certification for retrofits of existing buildings. Passive House buildings achieve energy efficiency, comfort, and superior...

Tilt and turn windows at one of our Passive House projects in Brooklyn.

Windows: Enhancing Your View and Your Efficiency

Many building owners are not aware of the changes in laws and codes surrounding energy efficiency. In May, the New York City 2020 Energy Conservation Code went into effect and many typical replacement windows no longer meet the current code requirements. Before you take the time to install new windows, it is a good idea to consult with experts that...

Commercial Energy Audit to Cut Energy Costs

Commercial Energy Audit to Cut Energy Costs

Energy efficiency is a serious concern for businesses.  A commercial energy audit is necessary to help cut costs significantly.  In order to achieve optimal results, a reputable auditor that is vendor and solution neutral must perform the audit.   At Scott Henson Architect, we pride ourselves in being or having experienced, honest and thorough auditors.  An inaccurate audit can waste money by installing the...

Energy Reporting: It's the Law (New York City Local Law 84)

Energy Reporting: It’s the Law (New York City Local Law 84)

Since 2009, New York City Local Law 84 has mandated that owners of large building measure and report energy and water use. Known as "Benchmarking" the law is one of four that comprise the New York City Greener, Greater Building Plan (GGBP) enacted to reduce energy use, increase energy efficiency and promote clean energy 30 percent by 2030. The law's primary...