Accord Passive House Selected for Dezeen Awards Architecture Longlist

Accord Passive House Exterior

Wow! From more than 3,600 total submissions from 91 countries, our Accord Passive House project is among the 32 house projects selected for the architecture longlist for the first Dezeen Awards, and one of only four projects in the United States! We are honored to be in such excellent company with our fellow nominees.

The awards program celebrates the world’s best new architecture, interiors and design with an emphasis on beauty, innovation, social impact and sustainability.

Another Tour!

Accord Passive House

North River Architecture will be hosting another Passive House tour on Saturday, November 11 from 1-4pm, this time as part of New York Passive House’s International Passive House Days tours. For more information about other tours in the area and to RSVP, please visit

We are pleased to confirm with this project that Passive House can be accessible, affordable and architecturally innovative. We are committed to exploring innovative and least-cost solutions using standard construction materials and training local contractor teams in Passive House construction.

Please come see our project during construction – the walls are being closed up now with sheetrock work, but you can still see some of the best parts of Passive House design – the ventilation and mechanical systems, exterior insulation and rainscreen wall detailing, taping and air sealing.  It’s all part of our tool kit for all of our projects now, and we would be glad to have you stop by on Saturday to see for yourselves. 

The NRAP Team