Sustainable Design

Smart Thermostat for energy savings

Smart Thermostats for Energy Savings

Smart thermostats can reduce your home energy consumption by optimizing the heating and cooling programming for optimal efficiency. These devices learn patterns to find ways to increase comfort and reduce unnecessary usage.   Smart Thermostats One simple thing you can do to reduce your home energy usage is...

Green Architect NYC

Green Architect NYC

Green architecture is another way of saying sustainable architecture. If you are looking to build green in NYC you will want to hire a Green architect in NYC who understands sustainable design and construction.   Green Architect NYC NYCECC Passive House Sustainable Design Best Practices   NYCECC The NYCECC is...

Passive House Architect New York

Passive House Architects New York

A Passive House Architect can help you build a passive house by reducing energy usage and costs. Passive house has five key areas: high quality insulation, air tight construction, high quality windows, energy recovery, and solar heat management. Passive House Design is about the thermal...

Zone Green NYC

New York City is promoting energy efficiency and sustainability through new initiatives like Zone Green which provides zoning incentives for sustainable design features in buildings.   Zone Green NYC The New York City Department Of City Planning made amendments to the zoning code to make it easier for...

Rooftop Garden Options NYC

Due to the limited space in New York, roof gardens are an increasingly popular option for many buildings in the city. Roof gardens have a number of benefits including reducing storm water runoff, increasing air quality, decreasing the urban heat island effect, increasing insulation to...

Insulation In New Homes

New home insulation is not only about insulating but also about sealing your home. Homes need to keep the warm air in during winter and keep the cool air in during summer. This is done with insulation and air sealing.   New Home Insulation Insulation is not enough...

Hurricane Proof Concrete House

Hurricane Proof House Design

The increase magnitude of Hurricanes and Super Storms have all brought hurricane proofing and hurricane proof house design to the forefront of many architects minds. Our Architecture Firm was involved with designing and rebuilding homes destroyed by Super Storm Sandy. Flood Proof and hurricane proof...

Passive House design

Passive House Design

Passive House Design incorporates principles of efficiency to reduce energy needs for heating and cooling. The main focus is on insulation, air tight construction, high quality windows, energy recovery, and solar heat management. Passive House Design can be appliedĀ  to anything from single family homes...