On September 29th, Dattner Architects’ Principal John Woelfling participated in a panel discussion at this year’s North American Passive House Conference – The Path to Zero Source Energy. The panel showcased Dattner Architects’ 425 Grand Concourse project in the South Bronx, one of the largest Passive House projects in North America. John spoke alongside Christoph Stump from Trinity Financial and representatives from the project’s engineering team members. By engaging the project’s design team and the client, each speaker introduced varying viewpoints on the project’s design and implementation while illustrating how Passive House standards are being incorporated throughout.
As advancements in architectural design and sustainability continue to be a predominate topic in the industry, the panel and the conference, hosted by the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), promote the importance of creating “structures that are durable, resilient, comfortable, healthy, and super energy efficient.” Dattner Architects is dedicated to sustainable design, and was named one of the country’s most Innovative 72 design firms by Building Design + Construction for encouraging WELL AP and Passive House certifications for designers.
Additional information about the conference is available here.