PASSIVE HOUSE WORKSHOP SERIES


Commencing in February, 2019 the C4SD has held a series of Passive House Workshops for building professionals at the offices of CGA Studio in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.  The purpose of these workshops is to provide opportunities for problem solving, idea swapping and materials sourcing amongst practitioners seeking to meet rigorous Passive House standards.  Workshops have included presentations of current and former Passive House projects,  a discussion of municipal Green Codes and their development, and an evaluation of Foam Free insulation.  For more information or to join future workshops, please send us a message using the form found on our Contact page.


UPCOMING EVENTS



Killing Covid with High Energy Light & Air....

Making Buildings Safe Again Where We Live-Work-Play

Live "On-Line" Webinar Hosted by Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Development, Bott & Co., Daikin, Earthkind Energy Consulting, GPS,  and Westchester Home Magazine

Presented by Ron Kamen, Founder & CEO of Earthkind Energy Consulting

 

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(To register, pls contact Michael Murphy - michael@murphybrothers.com or 914-424-3422)



PAST EVENTS



Time for a Code Update!

Live "On-Line" Webinar Hosted by Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Development, Earthkind Energy Consulting, Bott & Co., Daikin, and Westchester Home Magazine

Presented by Erika Krieger, NYS Dept. of State Assistant Director, Variance Unit, Division of Building Standards and Codes 

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020; 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

(See Below for Bonus Session on Rebates for Commercial Clean Heating & Cooling Systems)



Air Source Heat Pump Design Considerations for Residential Applications

Live "On-Line" Webinar Hosted by Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Development, Connecticut AIA, Bott & Co., Daikin, New Crystal Restoration, and Westchester Home Magazine

Presented by Salli Cobb, Daikin North American Split System Product Manager

Thursday, July 30, 2020; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Understanding Stone Wool (Mineral Wool) in Interior and Exterior Applications - Solutions for Thermal, Fire and Sound Control

Live "On-Line" Webinar Co-Hosted by Westchester Home Magazine and Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Development, Bott & Co., Daikin, New Crystal Restoration, and Rockwool

Presented by Todd Kimmel, NE Architectural Manager for Rockwool Insulation

July 8, 2020



High Performance PreFab Panelized Construction Elements

Live "On-Line" Webinar Co-Hosted by Westchester Home Magazine and Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Development, Bensonwood, Daikin, New Crystal Restoration and Tectoniks Advanced Building Components

Presented by Chris Carbone, Structural Engineer (P.E.)

June 18, 2020



Healthy Buildings in the Age of COVID-19

Live "On-Line" Webinar Co-Hosted by Westchester Home Magazine and Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Development, AIA Connecticut, Bott & Co., Center for Active Design and Daikin

Presented by Zachary Flora, Associate Director at the Center for Active Design and operator of Fitwel

May 28, 2020



Passive House Retrofits: 4 Unique Case Studies

Live "On-Line" Webinar Co-Hosted by Westchester Home and Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by: Center for Sustainable Development, Building Energy Exchange and NYPH

Presented by Lois Arena, Director of Passive House Services at Steven Winter Associates

May 14, 2020



Mid-Rise Mass Timber Construction in the Northeast

Live "On-Line" Webinar Co-Hosted by Westchester Home and Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by: AIA Connecticut, Mid-Atlantic Timberframes, Gray Organschi Architecture, and the

Center for Sustainable Development

Presented by Andrew Ruff, Sr Associate at Gray Organschi Architecture

April 30, 2020



The Passive House Primer

Live "On-Line" Webinar Co-Hosted by Westchester Home and Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by: Rockwool, the Building Energy Exchange, New York Passive House (NYPH) and the

Center for Sustainable Development

Presented by Todd Kimmel, NE Architectural Manager, Rockwool Insulation

April 16, 2020



What's New in the 2020 NYC Energy Code

Live "On-Line" Webinar Co-Hosted by Westchester Home and Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by: Confident Buildings, Inc, Urban Green, and the Center for Sustainable Development

Presented by Jordana Viuker Brenner, Founder & Sr Consultant, Confident Buildings, Inc.

April 2, 2020



E is for Electrification

Co-Hosted by Westchester Home and Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by: Lippolis Electric, Inc., Steven Winters Associates, Inc., Bright Energy and the

Center for Sustainable Development

Presented by Maureen Mahle, MD of Sustainable Housing Services at Steven Winters Associates, Inc

January 23, 2020 



Are Healthy Buildings the New Green?

How to Cost Effectively Deliver Healthy Buildings

Co-Hosted by Westchester Home and Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by: Albano Appliance, Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, Bright Energy and the Center for Sustainable Development

Presented by Karla Butterfield, Sustainability Director, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

September 18, 2019



Moisture Control in Multifamily Passive Houses

Co-Hosted by Westchester Home and Murphy Brothers Contracting

Sponsored by: Frank Webb Home, Owens Corning, Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Bright Energy, Gotham Signs & Graphics and the Center for Sustainable Development

Presented by Dylan Martello, Sr. Building Systems Consultant/CPHD, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

July 17, 2019 



Balancing Act: Case Study of a LEED Home Retrofit

Co-Hosted by Murphy Brothers Contracting, Arquitex, Morano Landscape, Cafe La Fondita, Chocolations, Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Heimat New York, School of Rock, Bright Energy, Gotham Signs & Graphics, Center for Green Building and Westchester Home Magazine

Presented by Maureen Mahle, MD of Sustainable Housing Services at Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

June 19, 2019



THE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AT THE CLEARWATER FESTIVAL

The Center for Sustainable Development had the unique and wonderful opportunity to participate as a vendor at the annual Clearwater Festival, a weekend of music and activism. 

 

Featured: Founders Christina Griffin & Peter Wolf educating festival-goers and activists alike, about

Passive House.

View also, a quick infographic featuring a Passive House retrofit as well as a bit of wall that has been altered to Passive House standards. 

June 15 & 16, 2019



FUTURE OF ENERGY IN BUILDINGS - MOVING TO ZERO

Co-Hosted by Murphy Brothers Contracting, Owens Corning, Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Leicht Kitchens, Bright Energy and Westchester Home Magazine

Presented by Paula Zimin, AIA, LEED AP, Director, Sustainable Building Services and Kai Starn, LEED AP, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Steven Winter Associates

May 15, 2019



WE SHOULD KNOW BETTER: TOP 10 MULTIFAMILY DESIGN MISTAKES

Co-Hosted by Murphy Brothers Contracting, Leicht Kitchens, Daikin, Westchester Home, Bright Energy and Good Shepherd Distillery 

Presented by: Steve Klocke, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Steven Winter Associates

February 6, 2019



TOOLS FOR HEALTHIER HOMES

Co-Hosted by Murphy Brothers Contracting, Anderson Windows, and Westchester Home Magazine

Presented by: Maureen McGeary Mahle

January 9, 2019



INDIAN POINT: AN EVER PRESENT DANGER! 

Hastings-on-Hudson Public Forum on Indian Point

April 29, 2018

 

Click here to watch this public forum

 



HOW WILL THE LIGHTS STAY ON WHEN INDIAN POINT CLOSES?

Co-Hosted by the Pace Energy And Climate Center

November 8, 2017 

 



 

CONQUER THE CODE: A PRIMER ON THE NEW NYS ENERGY CODE - RESIDENTIAL

Co-Hosted by the Pace Energy And Climate Center

MARCH 11, 2017



HUDSON VALLEY GREEN BUILDING EXPO

Presented by USGBC New York Upstate

October 13, 2016

 



CONQUER THE CODE: A PRIMER ON THE NEW NYS ENERGY CODE - COMMERCIAL

Co-Sponsored by the Pace Energy and Climate Center

JUNE 29, 2016 

 




LESSONS FROM DEVELOPING WORLD'S TALLEST PASSIVE HOUSE BUILDING

Program Presented by Lois Arena, PE - Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

April 5, 2016

 



PROGRAM ON THE INTERRELATIONSHIP OF SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCY

Introduction by Mayor Norman Rosenblum; Keynote Address by Congressman Eliot Engel

Presentations by Prof. Hillary Brown, FAIA and Lois Arena, PE

November 14, 2015

 



EVENINGS WITH KAY KUNZEL

SUMMER 2015

 



DESIGNING FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

Keynote Address By: Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive

Presentations By Tony Lisanti & James Hartford AIA, CPHC

MAY 6, 2015

 





THE SUN RISES OVER NEW YORK: PERSPECTIVES ON CURRENT & FUTURE USES OF SOLAR ENERGY

Co-Hosted by AIA Westchester/Hudson Valley, the Urban Green Council and Riverkeeper

January 28, 2015

 

Amy Paulin

New York State Assembly Woman, Chair of Energy Committee New York State Assembly

 

Doug Hertz, President of Sunrise Solar Solutions is the premier installer of residential solar systems in Westchester.


Rick Alfandre AIA LEEP AP BD +C, founder and CEO of Alfandre Architecture and Eco-Builders which designed and built energy efficient site and climate responsive buildings.


Christina Griffin AIA LEED AP CPHC, co-founder & President of Center for Sustainable Development, Principal of Christina Griffin Architect, an award winning firm specializing in sustainable design.


Peter Wolf JD LLM  (Environmental Law) co-founder & CEO of Center for Sustainable Development, corporate/real estate/environmental attorney.





BUILDING BLOCKS FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME

Co-Sponsored by the Office of County Executive, Rob Astorino and the NYLCV Education Fund

March 15, 2014

 

Judy Martin is the founder & owner of Green Home Consulting  LLC, which focuses on green home building and remodeling.

Michael Murphy of Murphy Brothers Contracting, builds  energy-efficient, environmentally responsible homes.

Christina Griffin, award winning architect who specializes in the development of sustainable and eco-friendly design.

Chris Puleo, energy specialist at Envirocare Air Quality Restoration offers efficient air quality solutions for a healthy home.

Doug Hertz, President of Sunrise Solar Solutions is the premier installer of residential solar systems in Westchester.

Tom Bregman, Director of Energize New York, and Vice President at the Energy Improvement Corporation.




HAUS/HOUSE: GERMAN ENGINEERING MEETS AMERICAN INGENUITY

Co-Sponsored by: Urban Green Council and AIA Westchester Hudson Valley

Presentations by Kay Kunzel and Ken Levenson

March 8, 2014

 




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PRIOR EVENTS