Green Architect NYC

by | Last updated Feb 6, 2021 | Architects, Sustainable Design

Green architecture is another way of saying sustainable architecture. If you are looking to build green in NYC, you will want to hire a Green architect in NYC who understands sustainable design and construction.



The NYCECC is the New York City Energy Conservation Code, usually referred to as the Energy Code. The Energy Code outlines certain requirements for energy efficiency, but it is not very strict. The minimums are easy to achieve, but I suppose it is better than not having any energy conservation requirements. As a green architect in NYC, I typically aim to exceed the NYCECC requirements.


Passive House & Green Architects NYC

Passive House is a system for building green with 5 key energy efficiency principles.

  • Continuous Insulation / High Quality Insulation
  • Air Tight Construction
  • High Performance Windows
  • Energy Recovery
  • Solar Heat and Solar Shading


Passive House Green Architect NYC

Passive House Green Architect NYC


Sustainable Design Best Practices

Many different methods can be used to make a building or a house sustainable.

List of 10 Sustainability Best Practices

  1. Locate Near Transportation
  2. Maximize Natural Light
  3. Appropriate Building Size
  4. Renewable Energy
  5. Energy Efficient Lighting
  6. Energy Efficient Heating and Air Conditioning
  7. Sustainable Materials
  8. Recycled Materials
  9. Green Roofs & Biowalls
  10. Build To Last

For more detailed explanations of Sustainable Building see our posts on:


Green Architectural Services

In this article, we reviewed some of our projects and some basics with regards to Green Architects NYC and architectural services. This post does not assume to cover every possible issue or condition, but provide a general overview of the topic.

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Jorge Fontan
Jorge Fontan

This post was written by Jorge Fontan AIA a Registered Architect and owner of New York City architecture firm Fontan Architecture. Jorge Fontan has earned 3 degrees in the study of architecture including two degrees from the City University of New York and a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Jorge has a background in construction and has been practicing architecture for 20 years where he has designed renovations and new developments of various building types.