The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) funded study shows Passive House for tall buildings in NY can reduce heating energy consumption by 85%. When compared to the base case targeting LEED Silver, the Passive House design saved 47% in energy use intensity while only increasing construction cost by 2.4%.  Improved air quality and longevity make this a very good investment over time. 


Thank you to NYSERDA  for funding the study to determine how the construction industry can become more energy efficient.


Passive House is the equivalent of the German PassivHaus Standard. 


The study is available here.


A condensed White Paper version is available here.