Links and references
Passive House links
Passive House Institute US - These are the people who brought Passive House to the United States. They are a consulting and research firm and offer consultant training and Passive House certification.
New York Passive House - New York Passive House is an affiliated chapter of the Passive House Alliance. It works to promote a healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient build environment through the promotion of the Passive House building standard.
Passive house article in the New York Times from September 2010.
Article about a planned Passive House in Syracuse, Syracuse Post Standard, March 2009.
Recreating the American Home: The Passive House Approach. This excellent book from Mary James at Low Carbon Productions was published in 2010 and showcases 10 Passive House projects in the US.
Homes for a Changing Climate: Passive Houses in the U.S. The first book on Passive Houses in the United States.
Energy efficient construction
Two websites, Green Building Advisor and Green Building Talk, have great information on building, designing and remodeling green homes. Extensive question and answer forums and discussions.
Everything you wanted to know about Building Science is at this website. Detailed, practical information that is hard to find anywhere else.
The Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Alaska has excellent, detailed information on building energy efficient homes.
Global warming links
Forcast for New York: Project Global Warming Impacts and Next Steps
The Climate Change Assessment Report for the International Panel on Climate Change is available online. Lots of graphs, great reference, and of course very sobering. You can read it online or download it in PDF form.