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Urban Passive House Episode 3: Rubin Hall Retrofit

Urban Passive House Episode 3: Rubin Hall Retrofit

Presented by New York Passive House and Passive House Accelerator, the Urban Passive House Series explores Passive House solutions and lessons-learned for urban settings, drawing on built examples from major metropolises across North America.

Episode 3 features Rubin Hall. The renovation of the landmarked New York University’s Rubin Hall will be one of the largest EnerPHit certified residential buildings in the world and is an exemplary project for the retrofit of millions of square feet of pre-war multifamily construction in New York. This all-electric renovation will reduce operational carbon in compliance with New York City's Local Law 97 and is a formative step to address NYU's Climate Action Plan.

Located in the Greenwich Village Historic District, the project was approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and is a model for its combination of energy performance and historic preservation.

Michael Syracuse, Partner at FXCollaborative Architects will share the design challenges of and solutions for this innovative project.

Urban Passive House: Episode 3 takes place on October 8th with an in-depth discussion followed by a lively Q+A session.

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