Adding Wind Power NYC

In New York City, you can add a small wind turbine on the roof of a building as a renewable energy source. There are some restrictions on wind turbine size, noise, safety, even color.   Adding Wind Power in NYC Only Small wind Turbines are Allowed Wind Loads...

Zone Green NYC

New York City is promoting energy efficiency and sustainability through new initiatives like Zone Green which provides zoning incentives for sustainable design features in buildings. The New York City Department Of City Planning made amendments to the zoning code to...

Rooftop Garden Options NYC

Due to the limited space in New York, roof gardens are an increasingly popular option for many buildings in the city. Roof gardens have a number of benefits including reducing storm water runoff, increasing air quality, decreasing the urban heat island effect,...

New York Green Roof Tax Abatement 

The state of New York passed a bill that allows property owners to save on their taxes if they build a green roof on their building. This applies to both new buildings and retrofitting existing buildings. Green roofs have a number of benefits including reducing storm...

Insulation For New Homes

New home insulation is not only about insulating, but also about sealing your home. Homes need to keep the warm air in during winter and keep the cool air in during summer. This is done with insulation and air sealing. Insulation is not enough on its own. If your home...
Hurricane Proof House Design

Hurricane Proof House Design

The increase magnitude of Hurricanes and Super Storms have all brought hurricane proofing and hurricane proof house design to the forefront of many architects minds. Our Architecture Firm was involved with designing and rebuilding homes destroyed by Super Storm Sandy....