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Evaluate feasibility of Passivhaus standard to tall residential buildings

FXFOWLE Architects will undertake a research study to determine the viability of implementing the Passivhaus standard on tall residential buildings in New York State. Using a 25 story multifamily project currently in design as a base building, the study will investigate the detailed implications of adapting a typical tall residential building to meet the Passivhaus standard. This work will analyze the impacts from architectural, structural, enclosure detailing, materials, mechanical, zoning, financial, marketability, and constructability perspectives. Market barriers and opportunities will be identified and addressed. In addition, the study will evaluate how applying the Passivhaus standard to a tall multifamily residential building can affect resiliency and security issues
Funded Performer
FXFOWLE Architects, LLP
Agreement Total
Match Total
Program Information
Funding Organization
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Program Area
R&D - Buildings Research
Project Manager
Robert Carver
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology
Whole Building
Building Type
New or Existing
DR Focus?
Code/Standard Focus?
New York
New York