Staengl Engineering Projects Win Phius Awards

We are excited to announce that two of our projects were honored at the 2023 Phius Convention. The Community Development Award was given to 2nd and Delaware, a 276-unit multifamily building in Kansas City. The collaborative design team consisted of Staengl Engineering, Arnold Development Group, and Jeffrey M White Architect. Additionally, Ellie Passivehaus, a 66-unit […]

Passive House on the Horizon

Faircliff Plaza, a 122-unit affordable housing apartment building in downtown Washington, DC, recently celebrated its topping out ceremony, signaling the progress of an upcoming Passive House affordable housing project. Beyond its commitment to Passive House certification, the project boasts an array of eco-friendly features including green roofs, solar photovoltaic arrays, and high-performance HVAC and plumbing […]

2nd and Delaware featured on The Build Show

The “World’s Largest Passive House” – 2nd and Delaware was featured in two parts on The Build Show. Check it out for details on this ground breaking project: Part I – Part II

New York Recognizes its Buildings of Excellence

We are honored that two of our projects have been recognized by the NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Awards! The Colonial II Apartments was designed with Beacon Communities Services LLC, Rida Architecture, and New Ecology, Inc. This redevelopment plans to achieve Net-Zero Energy and Carbon through a combination of on-site geothermal wells for heating and cooling, […]

Sustainable Cider Arrives in New York

We are pleased to congratulate Seminary Hill Cidery & River Architects on their PHIUS+ 2018 Certification! These apple & pear cider-making masters have added an ultra energy-efficient mixed timber and masonry round-floor production facility with a top-floor tasting room and event space to their beautiful Callicoon, NY site. The building resides atop 12 growing acres […]

From Synagogue to Sustainable Housing – North Negley Residences Get a PHIUS+ Refresh

Authorized by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and partially-funded by the Pennsylvania Housing Financing Agency (PHFA) including low-income housing tax credits, the century-old former synagogue recently received a thoughtful rehabilitation led by Beacon Communities in partnership with Desmone Architects. The PHIUS+ pre-certified project is nearly 85% affordable housing and its stunning rotunda (1923) pictured […]

Pioneer Apartments Revitalizes New Kensington with Affordable & Sustainable Housing

We are delighted to report the official PHIUS+ certification of our collaboration with Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG), the Pioneer Apartments in New Kensington, PA. This mixed-use 36-unit work and living space has been sustainably-designed to benefit its entire community from the get-go. The building sits on a donated lot from the city, is […]

Urban Land Institute to Host Webinar About Sustainable Local Mass Timber Project

ULI’s panel-based webinar will focus on the Garrett Street building here in Charlottesville, VA, highlighting the complexities of designing and constructing all the cool sustainable features going into this project with William McDonough + Partners and Apex Clean Energy. Stop in for the Q&A to find out more about Cville’s first sustainable mass timber building.

Harrisburg Retrofit Awarded for Environmental Excellence by Governor

We’d like to extend our sincerest congratulations to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency – for their continued success in providing sustainable, affordable home ownership and rental housing options for seniors, low-Income families, and those with special needs. This award was received for our retrofit of the Harrisburg HQ. Check out the dedicated article here! We […]