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February
2021
        Volume 22, Issue 2      
  |   NEWS
It's Time to 86 Fossil Fuels in Commercial Kitchens with Chris Galarza 

After making the transition from gas to an all-electric kitchen utilizing induction equipment, Chef Chris Galarza witnessed significant physical and mental health improvements in himself and his staff. Since then, he has become a consultant, advocating for electric cooking as a healthier, safer, cost-effective, and energy efficient option through his company Forward Dining Solutions.

In this episode, Kelly and Chris debunk some of the common myths associated with electric cooking, and ultimately answer the question “is moving away from gas and fire in the kitchen really that radical an idea, or does it just make perfect sense?”

 
       
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Submit Your Passive House Project Data! 

In 2019, HPD, CPC, Bright Power, and Steven Winter Associates went on a mission to identify and collect performance- and cost-data from multifamily Passive House buildings. While Passive House has demonstrated great success for decades, there is not currently a database dedicated to capturing and publishing cost- and energy-data from Passive House projects. Urban Sustainability graduate students at The City College of New York are building a database that will host this valuable information as a means of enabling lenders to develop underwriting standards that better reflect the true costs of Passive House projects and help overcome incremental first cost barriers that prevent wider adoption.

By filling out this short survey, your contribution will ultimately help bring more Passive House projects to fruition.

 
   
       
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  |   BLOG
Comprehensive Heating Upgrades for Two-Pipe Steam Systems 

Most people who have lived or worked in a steam-heated building are familiar with the typical occurrences of uneven heat (underheating/overheating), banging pipes, and having to open windows all winter long. Not only are occupants uncomfortable, but the heating bills are high as well. Balancing these systems and taking a holistic approach to fixing and upgrading the steam heating system is a huge opportunity for energy savings and increasing occupant comfort.

        
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  |  PROJECT PROFILE

425 Grand Concourse
New York, NY


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Developer/Owner:
Trinity Financial Inc.,
MBD Community Housing Corp.

Architect:
Dattner Architects

MEP:
Dagher Engineering

General Contractor:
Monadnock Construction

Building Size:
Residential SF: 264,033;
Commercial SF: 8,659;
Retail SF: 8,771

Project Services:
Energy Code Commissioning,
Passive House Verification

Certifications:
PHIUS + 2015 Pre-Certified,
Enterprise Green Communities

Incentive Programs:
NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Round One Award Winner,
NYSERDA Multifamily New Construction Program


  |   UPCOMING EVENTS
Factoring in Electrification: Designs for a Renewable Energy Grid
2.23
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CT ICF Passive House Training
3.5 - 4.16
Presenting
Virtual
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2021 ACEEE Hot Water Forum
3.10 - 3.18
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Multifamily Passive House: Connecting Performance to Financing
3.18
Presenting
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NESSBE 2021
3.25 - 3.26
Presenting
Virtual
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2021 NYS Green Building Conference
3.31 - 4.29
Presenting
Virtual
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BuildingEnergy Pro Tours
4.30
Presenting
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BuildingEnergy Boston
5.5 - 5.7
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