Posts Tagged ‘Passive House’

Thank you for visiting!

February 27, 2012

This checklist was labor of love and feverish activity in 2008 and 2009.  But then this blog quieted down as I shifted my energy toward radically remaking how I do my business, how I build buildings – finding in the process, the Passive House building standard, and it is fair to say, a new phase of my life began.  


Working as an architect, a promoter, an activist, an organizer and an importer of stuff – my focus on climate change mitigation is narrower and deeper,  a better explanation as David Deutch might say, of my concern about the climate crises and a more useful action toward addressing it.  

All this is to say that while I’ll likely leave this webpage up for some time – I encourage you to find out more about Passive House and high-performance building generally.   Check out my new business that is solely focused on helping people achieve high performance, Four Seven Five.  Because a truly high performing building, a building operating at Passive House levels is perhaps the biggest and most profound bite we can take out of our carbon emissions – putting us on a carbon reduction trajectory that is proportionate with the crisis at hand. 


These, and the organizations and business working with them are changing the world.   I encourage you to find out more and get involved.



“A Tale of Two (Passive) Houses” Presentation

August 25, 2009

headerOn the heels of the Energy Circle blog posts, I’m pleased to announce that I will be presenting my firm’s Brooklyn Cohousing project at this year’s Urban Green Expo in New York City on September 22nd.  The presentation, A Tale of Two (Passive) Houses, will include a second project, R-House, a single family house in Syracuse NY, by Stephen Cassell of Architecture Research Office.   David White of Right Environments will offer an overview of the Passive House methodology and James Lima of HR&A Advisors will address proactive public policy encouraging high efficiency construction.   The presentations will conclude with a roundtable discussion and Q&A.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Passive House construction it should make for an interesting hour.

Title:  A Tale of Two (Passive) Houses,  Session #25

Time:  Tuesday, September 22nd at 3:30pm

Place:  Urban Green Expo, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY