Deep Energy Retrofit: Row House

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.5 CE Hours
Approved for 1.5 HSW/LU Hours
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Leadership Level Member
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Learn how an 1899 Brooklyn row house became NYC's first Passive House-certified home through renovations that relied on energy modeling, integrative design, air tightness, and performance metrics. The architect, builder, and passive house consultant will speak in detail about how the work was accomplished and how this case study has informed subsequent projects.

Deep Energy Retrofits: NYC is a series of presentations focusing on deep retrofit strategies for existing buildings that will help achieve NYC's 80x50 GHG reduction targets. Each session showcases a retrofit project of an existing building representing a specific New York City typology. Participants can use these case studies as tools to meet 80 x 50 reduction targets in other existing buildings.

Series sponsored by ConEdison.


Thank you to our event partners AIA New York and New York Passive House.

Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA, LEED AP, CPHT
Founding Principal, Fete Nature Architecture, PLLC

Julie Torres Moskovitz is principal architect at FNA and was lead designer on Tighthouse, the first certified passive house in NYC, and a retrofit of an 1899 rowhouse. She is author of Princeton Architectural Press’ The Greenest Home, which features 18 Passive House case studies. She recently formed a joint venture with Belgian Architect Sebastian Moreno-Vacca, an architect who is at the center of Belgian’s sustainable success story—an initiative that has resulted in millions of square feet of passive house buildings in just five years.

Jordan Goldman
Founding Principal, Zero Energy Design

Jordan Goldman is a specialist in energy modeling, mechanical engineering, and manages the HVAC design practice for ZeroEnergy Design. He is fluent in building envelope strategies and energy efficient construction systems, building science design principles, as well as mechanical system design, specification, and sizing for enhanced energy performance. Jordan has been recognized by the EPA for his achievement in systems design for green buildings and has been featured on NPR. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant, LEED Accredited Professional, and HERS Rater.

Kevin Brennan
Building Science Consultant & Trainer, Passive House Academy

Kevin Brennan is a PHI certified passive house tradesperson, BPI retrofit Installer, ABAA auditor and ABAA self adhered / fluid applied air barrier installer. For the past 3 years, Kevin has been delivering the PHI certified passive house tradesperson courses in the bronx at AEA's hands on passive house training facility. Kevin is an instructor for the Air Barrier Association of America.