B.P. Brewer (center), Deputy B.P. Aldrin Bonilla (center left), and Deputy B.P. Matthew Washington (center right) preside at the Manhattan Borough Board meeting Thursday, April 21, 2016.
The Manhattan Borough Board Resolution in Support of the International Passive House Standard for New York City was passed by unanimous vote of the 12 chair persons of the Manhattan Community Boards. The resolution supports investigating the implementation of Passive House Standards for potential application to new construction and renovation, and encourages the completion of a public project in Manhattan to demonstrate a zero-net energy standard and cost-saving potentials.
Further, it encourages working towards the adjustment of existing building codes and regulations to accommodate differences in methodology and performance. Finally, the resolution urges City government to leverage New York’s eco-leadership to gain the support of the many governmental, business and public constituencies towards normalizing a zero net energy standard and the use of renewable energy across New York City and the country.
New York Passive House applauds this action by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and the Manhattan Community Boards. Such strong leadership shows we are ready to move forward and make our zero-carbon future today.