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.
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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.
July 10, 2018 | 9:17am
A lovely, cool urban park refuge. Cornerstone Park in Downtown Rochester. Pathfinder provided plumbing and electrical engineering. Cornerstone Park is a 13,000 sq. ft. park located at the corner of Stone and Broad Streets, originally developed in 1977 to provide a passive green space for the enjoyment of the community.
Cornerstone Park includes a water feature and new plantings, retaining wall and lighting. Water cascades down a vertical wall and collects in a small trough at the bottom. Design includes replacement of the fountain structure, water service, plumbing, mechanical and electrical equipment, controls and drains. Systems include two redundant 5 HP 182 GPM pumps, two 250-gallon holding tanks, … Read More.