Julie Torres Moskovitz is the principal at the collaborative design firm Fabrica718
in Brooklyn and she's also the author of The Greenest Home
, a new book about passive houses around the world. We first were introduced to Moskovitz in 2012 when she and her firm completed the Tighthouse
, the first certified Passive House in NYC. While designing her passive house, Moskovitz couldn't find many case studies on other similar houses and she felt there was a wide gap in knowledge sharing about this important green building construction standard. So she did what any over-achieving designer would do: she wrote the book herself. The Greenest Home
, which came out this summer, features 18 passive house
projects and details the design, technologies, and construction techniques utilized in building some of the greenest homes in the world.