New York Design Teams touring in the Netherlands
The earlier announced six winning teams design teams for RetrofitNY came to the Netherlands to be inspired and learn from best practices and workshops. In a tour bus they traveled the whole country where they visited building sites, net zero energy houses and apartments, spoke with experts, and visited factories where they saw the latest technology and innovations. A lot to take back home!
Every team works on retrofit solutions for affordable multi-family buildings that achieve or approach near net zero energy. Designs are also required to exclude the use of fossil fuels onsite, and demonstrate that the designs are standardized, scalable and aesthetically pleasing. The first designs will be presented on the 10th of October.
The State of New York is the first state in the USA that wants to invest in refurbishing houses and apartment buildings to net zero energy levels on a large scale.
RetrofitNY is hosted by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).