NYC Passive House

The Financial Times is just about to run an article on the Tighthouse Passive House in NYC which is a really beautiful piece of architecture and a great example of integrated design – by that I mean architecture that combines the qualities of attractive design, high performance, low energy use and great comfort for the occupants. To achieve such a high design quality in a retrofit of a NYC row house that’s over 100 years old makes it all the more of a triumph. It’s a shame it is just too late for my forthcoming book ‘an Introduction to Passive House’ containing case studies from around the world. If I get the opportunity, I would like to include it in a future edition of the book.

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Justin Bere


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Very nice house! A friend of mine was thinking of moving in a house like this. As you have to be very creative with the space in houses like these he came up with a couple ideas. Like installing a custom made kitchen and installing stairs by a business called eedesign He said to me that he wants to make sure that there is enough space in the house that you don't get a claustrofobic feeling. I wish him all the best because moving in a house like this takes a lot of effort.