All posts by Chris Burgess

NYPH New York Passive House

What is Passive House?

Passive House Design Gains Steam in NYC as Leading Sustainability Solution for Commercial Development As New York City’s landlords and developers stare down tightening carbon-emissions caps with Local Law 97’s deadline fast approaching, the energy efficiency of commercial buildings is becoming even more paramount. What is Passive House? The basic …Read More

2020 New York City Energy Conservation Code

The 2020 NYCECC, which is based on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code, ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016, and NYSERDA’s NYStretch Energy Code-2020, will go into effect on May 12,2020. All applications completed on or after May 12, 2020, will be subject to the 2020 NYCECC. “Complete applications” (as defined …Read More

NYC DOB & DEP Submission Updates

NYC Department of Buildings The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) has released an update to their application processing to limit the amount of walk-in traffic to DOB offices in response to the COVID-19 emergency declaration, effective as of March 18, 2020 until further notice. In brief, DOB is encouraging …Read More