Gramercy Townhouse Retrofit at the Happy Hour with In Cho, of ChoShields (March 24)

March 18, 2021


The Global Passive House Happy Hour is held Wednesdays at 4 pm (Pacific), 7 pm (Eastern), midnight (British), and 11 am (Thursdays, Australian Eastern). Join us 30 minutes early for pre-show networking and stick around following the main event for our After Hour!

Our next Happy Hour guest Certified Passive House Designer In Cho, of ChoShields Studio, will present on a Passive House retrofit in Manhattan. In brings over 20 years of design experience with special attention to energy-efficient construction, policy support, and teaching initiatives throughout her career. With an emphasis on climate change and equity, In co-founded ChoShields Studio where she practices and popularizes Passive House design to increase environmental literacy amongst her clients.

In will dive into the retrofit details of the Gramercy Townhouse, which achieved EnerPHit status through Passive House Institute. The townhouse is a concrete masonry unit with poured in place concrete, structural steel, light gauge metal construction, wood Frame construction, rain screen façade, solid masonry façade and EIFS façade. In will talk through all these details and more at the Happy Hour, but in the meant time here is a sneak peek video.

Join us to hear more about the Gramercy Townhouse and how Passive House retrofits can aid in New York’s ambitious (and necessary) emissions-cutting goals.

About Our Global Passive House Happy Hours

Fast. Factual. Fun. These open, FREE gatherings are a (virtual) place for the global Passive House community—and anyone interested in low-carbon building design—to come together, hear from the world’s top practitioners, and meet one another. They’re fast-paced, high-energy, and habit-forming. They are also open to all, regardless of geography, profession, experience level, or favorite certification type. Come drink in some Passive House knowledge and camaraderie.



Thank you to 475 High Performance Supply for being our Sponsor of the Week for the week of March 22, 2021!

Thank you to 475 High Performance Supply for being our Sponsor of the Week for the week of March 22, 2021!

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