Energy Codes set minimum efficiency requirements for newly constructed buildings, providing energy savings and emissions reductions over the life of a building. It gets even more complicated when you realize that the Energy Code is really two codes in one: NYS/NYC Energy Conservation Code or ASHRAE 90.1 bound in a national model code (IECC).Read More
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards. Vidaris is proud to have been a building envelope and sustainability consultant on three of the awarded projects. Congratulations to all who worked so hard on these projects!Read More
The Public Safety Answering Center II has received its LEED Gold certification. The Public Safety Answering Center II serves as an emergency respose facility for New York City. Located in the Bronx, the building stands at 11 stories tall and includes 450,000 square feet of office space.Read More
Quickly becoming a word that is heard as often as hello in some cities, Passive House has found its way into the US and its range of building types. Having recently been featured in the New York Times, passive building has also gained substantial media traction from the CornellTech residential tower on Roosevelt Island in New York, NY -- the first high-rise tower to use the standard.
So what is Passive House?