Category: Passive House

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Passive House Accelerator is Live!

The Passive House Community is creative, driven, and collaborative. Passive House Accelerator has been created to make it easier for others to learn about Passive House, to support the community by allowing them to share ideas and solutions, to expand on the innovative conversations and sessions at conferences, and to allow those who are succeeding…

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Air Sealing Around Original Details

Implementing Passive techniques in historic rowhouses can be challenging, and this townhouse is no exception. When the original, ornate plaster crown could not be removed, it had to be incorporated into the continuous air barrier. The angled shelf below the crown creates a transition for the liquid applied air barrier to bridge from masonry to…

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City College of NY Students Learning About Passive House

Last week, we were able to share the process of passive house construction with City College of New York’s “Low Energy Buildings / High-Performance Architecture” class. Taught by Alan Barlis of Barlis Wedlick Architects and adjunct lecturer Ben Leer of 475 High Performance Building Supply, the class of undergrad and graduate students toured a Baxt Ingui…

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Passive House Plus features Baxt Ingui

Ireland-based publication Passive House Plus is featuring our Carroll Gardens project as part of their current issue’s international selections! Renovating an existing building into a passive building is often more difficult than building passive from the ground up. We are proud of this project because it was not only Passive House certified, but Passive House Plus…


BEEx Celebrates NYC: Passive House Showcase with Baxt Ingui Architects

Building Energy Exchange is featuring Michael Ingui in their upcoming Celebrate NYC: Passive House Showcase as part of their Building a Sustainable City exhibit that is currently on display to showcase energy efficient building renovations across New York City. The presentation will begin with several of our Passive House residential retrofits, followed by a moderated discussion…


13th Annual North American Passive House Conference – Boston, Here We Come!

  The 13th Annual PHIUS North American Passive House Conference is being held in Boston, MA this year.  Michael Ingui will be speaking at the conference on Saturday, September 22nd; he will be sharing how Baxt Ingui has incorporated strategies to build smarter and more efficiently while creating beautiful, well-crafted, and unique homes. We are…

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The “Green” Environment

People, flora and fauna thrive in a passive house environment; one reason being, the extra clean air flowing through the house filtered by an ERV. Here’s hoping everyone enjoys the beautiful outdoors this holiday weekend or perhaps just stay cool inside your passive home.

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Baxt Ingui on’s Editor’s Picks

We are happy to be featured in Dwell’s Editor’s Picks for the first ever Passive Plus house project in the United States. Click here to read the full article about this unique, Brooklyn townhouse. Thanks to Zola Windows for another successful collaboration!                            …

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Passive Cellar Slab in 4 Easy Steps

Our passive houses require a thoroughly sealed, insulated cellar slab to complete an air tight seal around the entire house. Since townhouses share party walls with their neighbors, this can appear to be a daunting task. In reality, it’s as easy as rigid insulation, vapor barrier, wire mesh, concrete slab and … VOILA!    …

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WNET media initiative features Baxt Ingui Architects on TODAY!

Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call for New York City that climate change is creating extreme and unpredictable weather. WNET has created the Peril & Promise initiative that features five different solutions New Yorkers have implemented to fortify their homes and businesses for the future in the hopes that they can serve as models for…