Building successful Passive House projects is the core goal of NY Passive House. Presenting
real built projects in New York State and the tri-state area is one of the best ways to help
others meet the challenge and grow the number of successful projects.
In presenting these projects we seek to not only provide a showcase but present as much
detail about the design and construction of each as is possible. Further, NYPH will attempt
to provide as much useful post-occupancy data (energy use, lesson’s learned) on each
building as possible. We intend to publish as many building utility bills as possible.
We want these projects to be real incubators for many, many, more future Passive House buildings.
As more projects are completed there will be extensive examples illustrating commercial,
multi-family, institutional and single-family buildings.
Additionally projects will be clearly classified as to their technical certification status, with three
1. Officially certified Passive Houses.
2. Projects that have been designed and executed in good faith with Passive House methodology
but have not gained certification. These projects may have met all the requirements of certification
but have not yet obtained certification. Others may have been completed to the methodology but
have failed to meet the 0.6 air tightness requirement. Whatever the reason, the circumstances
will be made clear, and will serve others going forward.
3. Buildings that are currently in the design or construction phases and have not yet reached a
point where certification is possible.
We will also be clear that buildings not officially certified, cannot rightly be called a Passive House.
In the summer of 2010 there are no certified buildings yet complete in New York. However there are many projects under construction or in the planning phases and listed within the category tabs above.