LEAP Sustainability Crash Course!

Join LEAP for a Sustainability Crash Course on March 29, 1:15pm – 2:45pm at the Engineer Building!

Be sure to register HERE

Passive House Panel:

The Passive House concept represents today's highest energy standard with the promise of slashing the heating energy consumption of buildings by an amazing 90%. Widespread application of the Passive House design would have a dramatic impact on energy conservation. The Passive House panel will discuss applied concepts of the passive house design throughout the speakers' career. We will have two insights of the entrepreneurship path of the building performance industry from the architect, founder of 475 High Performance Building Supply and President of the NY Passive House, Ken Levenson; and the civil-environmental engineer and certified passive house designer Marty Rowland.


Ken Levenson:

Ken is president of NY Passive House, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the Passive House standard, and a founding volunteer of the American Passive House Network. Ken regularly lectures on the Passive House standard and building science. Ken is also the COO at 475 High Performance Building Supply, a company dedicated to providing those products that help transform green building into high-performance building across the US.


Marty Rowland:

Marty Rowland is a certified passive house designer, currently working with the NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation, and as an adjunct professor of environmental science at Pace University.  He is also a licensed professional civil and environmental engineer who worked in the aerospace industry for 28 years.  Dr. Rowland is an expert in collective use of common natural resources, having researched water management in Tampa and Baton Rouge.  The point of view he will be expressing today concerns how the passive house movement necessarily needs to become the rule rather than the exception in the American construction industry; he has ideas on how that could happen.