We at InhabitatNYC have barely been able to contain our excitement as we’ve followed the progress of various Passive House projects in the tri-state area. In addition to these finished works, several projects under construction in and around the city are following Passiv Haus standards, a sustainable building system which originated in Germany and focuses on reducing operating energy and enhancing comfort and air quality within. New York Passive House, like other local chapters of the Passiv Haus Society, was created to promote the movement’s standards in the local area by creating an open forum for designer, construction professionals, manufacturers, clients and others. Inhabitat recently had the pleasure of speaking with local architect and NY Passive House co-founder and president, Ken Levenson. Read ahead for the exclusive interview!
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