Passive House Podcast Ep. 17: Julie Torres Moskowitz of Fete Nature Architecture

December 14, 2020


Julie Torres Moskovitz, principal at Fete Nature Architecture, joins Passive House Podcast intern/producer Sydney Fishman and co-host Zack Semke on this week’s episod. Bringing refreshing perspectives to the table, Julie talks with the co-hosts about thermal imaging as a guide to practice, resilience and social justice, blower door testing during construction, and more.

Julies portfolio is expansive, including new construction to residential retrofits, FEMA flood resiliency and non-profit projects. In addition to being a practicing architect, Julie is the author of ‘The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design’, and an educator. Julie teaches the Eco Urban Systems seminar Syracuse University NYC and teaches at Pratt Institute of Design, where she is a Taconic Fellow.

Dive into the full episode to hear about Julie’s first Passive House project in Brooklyn and the impact city-level action can have on the viability of Passive House as a driver of equitable climate solution-making.

The conversation references a striking therm image of a Passive House retrofit in Brooklyn taken by Sam McAfee.

At the end of the show, Zack references several upcoming events that can be found in Passive House Accelerator’s Week In Preview article. Note that the Happy Hour speaker for the Dec 16 will be Scott Kennedy and Gesa Zellermann (not Dan Nall), presenting the pioneering multifamily Passive House project, The Heights, in Vancouver, Canada.

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