We are proud to announce that Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers and The Community Builders, Inc.’s Ridgeway VI affordable housing project is officially Phius Design Certified!
As the Architect for the project, we’re excited to reach this exciting milestone!
Projects earn Phius Design Certification when their energy models are reviewed and approved by the Phius Certification Staff. This review process ensures the project is designed to hit all targets outlined by Phius’ climate-specific, cost-optimized standard.
As a Phius Design Certified Project, the Ridgeway VI affordable housing project is now listed in the Phius Certified Projects Database–the most comprehensive database of passive projects in North America.
“Earning Phius Design Certification is a significant step toward creating a healthy, resilient, comfortable building. Phius projects target the sweet spot where energy savings overlap with cost effectiveness, and this milestone proves the Ridgeway VI affordable housing project is designed to hit those targets,” James Ortega, Phius Project Certification Manager.
The project will now undergo third-party quality assurance inspection by a Phius Certified quality assurance professional to confirm the designs were properly implemented and will perform as modeled. Once those results are approved by the Phius Certification Staff, the project will earn Phius Certification.
Thank you to our outstanding design and energy consultants IMC Architecture CityScape Engineering, PLLC, Philip Habib and Associates, Liz Farrell Landscape Architecture, KO2 Consulting, BLDGTYP, LLC ReVireo, Solar One.
Phius is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting comfortable living for all and the well-being of the planet. This means driving down carbon emissions and working toward a net zero future. Phius works toward this goal by training and certifying professionals, maintaining the Phius climate-specific passive building standard, certifying and quality assuring passive buildings, certifying high-performance building products and conducting research to advance high-performance building.