Passive House Guide 2021 Sponsors

Passive House Alliance–Hudson Valley

The inaugural Upstate House Passive House Guide was produced in collaboration with Passive House Alliance–Hudson Valley (PHA-HV). This volunteer-based organization is an affiliate of the Passive House Alliance–US and is devoted to the development of the Passive House Building standard in the Hudson Valley and greater Northeast region. With a robust network with over 1000 members throughout North America, PHA-HV provides training, resources, marketing, and advocacy support to its members throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New England.


As the industry leader in community association management, Associa brings over 40 years of experience delivering unsurpassed management and lifestyle services to communities worldwide. With a wide array of programs and services ready to fit the specific needs of any HOA, we help bring superior results to your community. We serve associations of all types—single-family, condo, mixed-use, and master-planned communities, luxury high-rise, active adult, resorts, golf, and commercial—while also helping builders, developers, and real estate professionals achieve their goals.

Richard Pedranti Architect

Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA) is a full service architecture firm focused on energy efficient residential design in northeast Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and New York. We strive to create extraordinary places that exist in harmony with the environment and fulfill the unique aspirations of each client. Dedication to ultra-efficient Passive House building standards and the adoption of innovative prefabrication technology has empowered RPA to create stunning modern design while embracing 21st Century building standards.

The Hudson Company

Founded in 1995, The Hudson Company is a FSC-certified custom mill specializing in wood flooring, paneling, and beams. Along with a wide range of responsibly crafted architectural products, The Hudson Company provides a comprehensive range of services.

LDR Group

The goal of LDR is to provide our clients not only with first-rate project design and renovations, but also a positive experience. This begins with our award winning pre-construction and design consultation, continues with detailed plans and written specifications, then ends with a dedication to making sure everything is exactly how you envisioned. Our excellent customer service isn’t just a slogan, it’s how we live. We strive for white glove service and to go above and beyond each and every time.

Hudson Valley Native Landscaping and Poison Ivy Patrol

Hudson Valley Native Landscaping is a team of landscape design and plant care specialists. We are passionate about bringing out the natural beauty of nature for people to enjoy. We are industry leaders in native gardens and tree care with a focus on ecology and beauty. Independently owned in High Falls, NY. Hudson Valley Native Landscaping currently serves Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia, Greene and Orange counties.

Talo Architect, P.C.

Talo provides strategic design and financial development for individual projects, from small intricate to large developments anywhere in the world. Assist with programming as well as EARLY design phase to bring the cost of both design and construction down up to 20%. Preferably in projects that are striving for a long-term low near zero utility cost and high staff or occupancy comfort.

River Architects

River Architects is a Hudson Valley based full service architecture and design studio with a bold commitment to achieve environmental sustainability through our design. Founded in 2002 by partner Juhee Lee-Hartford, we are proud to be a NYS certified Woman/Minority-Owned Business. We create intelligent and sustainable architecture that delights and inspires.

Ryall Sheridan Architects

Ryall Sheridan Architects designs award-winning projects ranging from new construction, renovations of existing buildings, and expansions of historic structures. Partners Bill Ryall, CPHD and Ted Sheridan, CPHD collaborate with the studio team, also Passive House certified, on all projects to serve the many requirements of clients. Current and recent projects include a new sound recording studio near Brattleboro VT, the conversion of an 1880s tenement building into an artist’s foundation in New York City, and various residences in New York State, Vermont, New Jersey, Virginia, along with loft and townhouse renovations in NYC. All projects incorporate strategies for implementing the highest levels of energy efficient design and sustainability. The studio works on projects beginning with the conceptual design phase, and following through with comprehensive working drawings and specifications, pricing of the work with contractors, and construction support. The firm has successfully produced commercial, institutional, and residential projects that have benefited from close working relationships between architect, client and the project team.

Stinemire Engineering

Stinemire is a Structural/Civil Engineering firm that performs a broad range of engineering services. Our clients are architects, corporations, home owners, institutions, developers, contractors and government agencies. Located in Kingston, NY. we provide our services to the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas.

Paul A. Castrucci Architects

Paul A. Castrucci, Architects, PLLC (PCA) is an award-winning design firm servicing the Hudson Valley with offices in Kingston and New York, NY. PCA is committed to projects that bypass the use of fossil fuels while drastically reducing energy use and utility costs. Our team specializes in passive house and net-zero certified building’s that promote sustainability, equity, and community. Services focus on energy efficient new structures, the rehabilitation of existing buildings, and energy conservation.

North River Architecture

North River is a Passive House-certified architecture and design/build firm, producing new net zero energy homes at a broad range of budgets in a short time frame. We build on four decades of work in the Hudson Valley region on residential, commercial, and master planning projects. Our widely published award-winning FlexHouse designs represent the current sweet spot of reasonable cost and exciting sustainable design to support an emerging renewable energy-based future.

Barry Price Architecture

With 25 years as an Architect in the Hudson Valley, Barry Price continues to draw from the inspiration from and respect for the landscape and environment that first led him here. Combining the embrace of craft and natural materials with the pursuit of high-performance building design, all projects are guided by Passive House design principles.