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Greg Duncan
Works at Duncan Architect PLLC
Attended Wesleyan University
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"American Passive House Developments: Multifamily, Multi-Use, and Retrofit Buildings" by Mary James

My blurb on the back cover:

“Passive House, a method of building that traces its roots to American pioneers such as Amory Lovins, is the world’s leading energy efficiency standard for buildings. It applies to all building types, allowing people to save energy in their homes and workplaces without sacrificing comfort. Now, Mary James, a leading voice in the American Passive House movement, lucidly articulates that Passive House is not just a residential phenomenon by showcasing a sampling of intriguing current projects including multifamily developments, commercial kitchens, and brownstone renovations.”
—Greg Duncan, Certified Passive House Designer, VP New York Passive House
A Passive House is a highly energy-efficient building, one that can be conditioned passively without much, if any, fossil fuel use. This approach to designing superinsulated, airtight buildings was first used in the United States to create single-family homes. Over the last two years, however, ...
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Urban Multifamily Passive House Buildings in the Northeast Corridor

I'll be expanding on this post in my presentation at the New York State Green Building Conference on March 12 in Syracuse. 

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"Passive House" describes a comfort and energy-efficiency standard for all building types. This presentation will focus on the design of multifamily buildings in our region to meet the Passive House criteria. The scale and form factor of multifamily buildings relative to single-family can be advantageous, while urban site constraints are often challenges that must be addressed. The audience will learn the advantages of a "fabric first" approach to design that emphasizes the importance of the building enclosure for high performance and thermal and acoustic comfort.
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Another Montessori Passive House school, this one in Belfast, Maine. I visited one in Munich. It was great -- very comfortable and lots of light even on a cold, rainy day.
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Gregory Duncan's multifamily Passive House presentation was approved by the AIA for continuing education credits.

New York State Green Building Conference
March 12-13, 2015
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Passive House Books, curated by Duncan Architect
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Four weeks until the 2015 New York State Green Building Conference in Syracuse March 12-13. 

I'll be giving an hour-long presentation on multifamily buildings designed to meet Passive House criteria for comfort and energy efficiency.
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Architects who should know better keep wanting to relegate cyclists to elevated highways, floating bridges and now tunnels. Stop it.
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Come see me speak at the 13th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

http://www.esf.edu/greenbuilding/2015/agenda.htm

March 12-13, 2015
Syracuse, NY

Multifamily Buildings Designed to Meet Passive House Criteria
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Upcoming Passive House architecture events in Syracuse, Leipzig, and Manhattan.
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Without the right to unionize, gig economy workers risk exploitation. But organizing 21rst century workers is no easy feat.
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The design is so bland it's almost sublime.
Name: Fifty Third and Eighth Address: 301 West 53rd Street Developer: HFZ Capital Design: BP Architects Size: 25 stories, 252 units Prices:...
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Why "Net Zero" isn't always the best approach. Focus on reducing energy use first, then adding onsite renewable energy where appropriate. 
Residential installations of solar panels are on the rise, but face some restrictions when it comes to historic neighborhoods and landmarked buildings.
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Reducing the energy losses is the best idea to go on especially with cultural heritage buildings. Cautiously, of course.
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Education
  • Wesleyan University
    BA, 1992 - 1996
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Master of Architecture, 1997 - 2000
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Introduction
Gregory Duncan’s interest in high performance building began while working on a deep energy retrofit to an office building in Hamburg, Germany in 1996. He returned to the United States to obtain a Master of Architecture degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Working in New York for over ten years, Mr. Duncan has acquired a significant amount of experience with building construction. Complementing his practical experience, Mr. Duncan continually pursues advanced training in the theory of green design and building science. He is a Registered Architect in New York and New Jersey and a LEED AP BD+C.
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New York and New Jersey Registered Architect; Certified Passive House Designer; LEED AP BD+C
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Registered Architect in New York & New Jersey; Certified Passive House Designer; LEED AP BD+C
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  • Duncan Architect PLLC
    Principal, present
    design and consulting for healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient buildings
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The former home of pianist Oscar Levant now uses 90% less energy than a comparable house, and is a lot healthier, too

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Denmark Debuts First Certified Passive House
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Journey to the Center of New York: Can Design “Cure” Our Cities?
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