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Passive New York City briefing

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Passive NYC - A snapshot of low energy building opportunities, barriers, & resources

 

This briefing released by the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx), draws on resources from New York and abroad and from the opinions of those in the city’s passive house community, to better understand the challenges and possibilities of adopting low energy and passive design building standards.

 

Contents include:

 

Executive Summary

 

Overview

 

  • Passive House Basics
  • Current Energy Code Challenges
  • Resiliency & Net Zero

Passive House Principles

 

  • Energy Codes and Standards
  • Costs
  • Certification Process

New York Passive House Projects

 

Challenges

 

  • High Energy Intensity Buildings
  • Existing Buildings
  • Supply Chain
  • Regulatory Barriers
  • Education

Passive Regulation Survey

 

Lessons from Brussels

 

  • BatEx Competition
  • Passive 2015: The Brussels Standard

Path Forward

 

Conclusion

 

Appendix

 

  • Existing Passive House Projects
  • Anticipated Passive House Projects
  • Passive Design Projects in New York
  • Resources
  • Training
  • Incentive Programmes
  • Financing
  • Zoning

Endnotes

 

Bibliography

 

Glossary

 

The document can be downloaded from the BEEx website at the link provided below.