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Women's Institute Offices, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY | Completed Spring 2011.

This addition to the Administration Building is a Certified Passive House, only the second in New York State, and the first commercial Passive House in the United States. The building, which houses the Women's Institute, is designed and engineered for very low energy use, for expected savings of 80% as compared to a conventionally built structure. This is accomplished through rigorous analysis of energy losses and gains, and management of those with a super-insulated building envelope, airtight construction, and high-efficiency building systems.


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