Buildings of Excellence: Passive House Retrofits

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This program from BE-Ex and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) features two award-winning Passive House retrofit projects– North Miller Passive Multifamily and Engine 16.

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In partnership with NYSERDA, the Building Energy Exchange hosted a series of gallery talks dedicated to a range of design strategies, building systems, and case studies that provide potential pathways to net-zero building performance.

This program features two winning projects from NYSERDA’s Buildings of Excellence competition – an innovative effort to advance climate action goals across New York State by incentivizing the design, construction, and operation of buildings that improve quality of life with little or no carbon impact. 

Featured Projects

  • North Miller Passive Multifamily honors Newburgh, New York’s existing historic townhouses while delivering high-performance benefits of comfort, indoor air quality, and durability. Designed by Northeast Projects and currently under construction, the retrofit will upgrade the building to Net Zero designation.

  • Engine 16 is an adaptive reuse and gut rehabilitation designed by Baxt Ingui Architects. The design celebrates and extends the architectural features while adapting a new use as a multifamily residential building with a community facility.

Amy Failla, Baxt Ingui Architects
Michael Ingui, Baxt Ingui Architects
John Loercher, Northeast Projects
Michael Robinson, Stephen Taya Property Management

Gabrielle Brainard, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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