Beyond Zero Series: Big Buildings, Big Impacts


Oct 6th, 2021
9:00 am to 10:30 am


Building Energy Exchange

AIA Credits

1.5 LU|HSW

Building Energy Exchange and NYSERDA are pleased to announce the launch of the new Beyond Zero Series; “Big Buildings, Big Impacts,” a panel discussion about high-impact, high-profile new construction projects: Sendero Verde, a revolutionary multi-building project in East Harlem; and 425 Concourse, a mixed-use, mixed-income development in the Bronx.

The Beyond Zero series will celebrate low carbon projects across the State of New York that improve the health, affordability, and resiliency of communities. A multi-year effort across 2021-2022, the Beyond Zero educational series will highlight successes, strategies, incentives, and goals for accelerating building decarbonization and optimizing carbon neutral design and construction.

How do you design high performance buildings to address community needs for healthy, comfortable, efficient, resilient, affordable housing? These large-scale Passive House buildings provide upscaled opportunities to address the climate crisis and affordable housing crisis, while embedding holistic services and benefits to residents and the surrounding community. A panel of experts will present an overview of each project, including the lessons learned during design & construction, impacts to community, business, and performance followed by a vibrant discussion about the impact of Passive House design and building solutions to improve our building stock, particularly for affordable housing residents.

Mark Gardner, Principal, Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects; Assistant Professor of Architecture, Parsons School of Design – The New School

Deborah Moelis, Principal, Handel Architects
Louis Koehl, Associate, Handel Architects
Heather McKinstry, Associate, Dattner Architects
Christoph Stump, VP Design and Construction, Trinity Financial, Inc.



  • Residential
  • Passive House / High Performance
  • Webcast
  • Beyond Zero

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