November 2, 2018 | 8:13am
Pathfinder is now a participating contractor for NYSERDA's Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) Rebate Program. We can now submit rebate applications to NYSERDA on behalf of our clients.
GSHP systems transfer thermal energy between the ground and a building to heat and cool without any harmful emissions or additional fuel. NYSERDA is making $15 million available for the installation of this renewable energy technology. Rebates are:
- Small systems: $1,500 per ton of cooling capacity for systems 10 tons or less of cooling capacity
- Large systems: $1,200 per ton of cooling capacity for systems over 10 tons of cooling capacity
GSHP technology can provide you with:
- Lower and less volatile annual energy … Read More.
October 9, 2018 | 8:48am
Pathfinder Partner David Meyer was part of a presentation team at the recent Passive House Institute US conference in Boston, speaking about the Nuthatch Hollow research station at Binghamton University. The project is a 3,000 sq. ft. lab and multipurpose building located on a 75-acre nature preserve owned and used by the University. The project is pursuing both Living Building Challenge full certification and Passive House.
A white paper about on-site electricity generation, entitled "Passive Active: Batteries, Resilience, and the Duck Curve", can be viewed here: NAPHC2018PVpaper.pdf
October 1, 2018 | 2:17pm
Congrats to Pathfinder Managing Partner Nancy Jendryaszek! She's featured in the DASNY Annual Report! DASNY_2018_AR_Nancy.pdf
September 26, 2018 | 11:09am
Energy. We all need it and we all use it in our buildings. Since buildings consume more than 40% of the United States energy, the services an energy engineer performs are in demand. Our team of Energy Engineers has studied, modeled and designed systems for hundreds of projects – all with the goal of minimizing energy consumption – even to Net Zero, Passive House, IFLI, and Living Building standards. Analysis and evaluation of existing building systems (envelope, lighting systems, HVAC systems and domestic hot water heating systems) helps determine the potential for energy savings, resulting in lower expenditures on utility bills and increased return on the investment of building owners.
Introducing … Read More.
August 1, 2018 | 8:23am
Once again, Pathfinder staff is providing six backpacks stuffed with school supplies for the ROC Small Business Council's Backpack Give Back program. This program helps ensure that 1,500 students will have the tools they need in the classroom this Fall.