An Airtight Case for Passive House Construction

Airtight construction is better for your home, your health, and the environment The benefits of airtight construction methods are diverse. Projects suffer significantly less damage due to water vapor inside the walls. You can stop avoiding certain areas of your home because of bone-chilling drafts. It stops pollutants – and much of the noise – … Continue reading An Airtight Case for Passive House Construction

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Checking in on NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Energy Conservation Plan at the Halfway Mark

Mayor de Blasio’s bold goal In 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a proclamation to all New Yorkers – and the world at large – that his city would not be taking climate change sitting down. “We are faced with an existential threat,” he said in a statement, “and inaction is not … Continue reading Checking in on NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Energy Conservation Plan at the Halfway Mark

Viewing America’s History Through Architecture: The Federal Townhouse of NYC

Federal townhouses defined American architecture after the RevolutionAs the United States established its independence, American architects embraced a style of building design popularized by Robert Adam, Great Britain’s most prominent architect. After the heavy and grand Georgian-style structures that dominated the colonial period, the building boom that filled the American landscape between 1790 and 1835 … Continue reading Viewing America’s History Through Architecture: The Federal Townhouse of NYC

The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Filings of Plans for Renovation in NYC

It’s essential to understand the city laws that will affect your renovation – and the paperwork you need to comply with them If you live in New York City and want to renovate a home, business, or apartment, you’ll often have to jump through a variety of regulatory hoops. One of the most important organisations that … Continue reading The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Filings of Plans for Renovation in NYC

What Is LEED (Leadership In Energy & Environmental Design)?

And why it matters to your project f there has to be a single buzzword to define the 21st century, it might be “sustainable.” Few other words have inserted themselves into all aspects of daily living. From the homeowner to the small start-up to the corporate office, there is a worldwide commitment to reducing carbon … Continue reading What Is LEED (Leadership In Energy & Environmental Design)?