Highland Passive House (HPH) the future headquarters for preeminent home staging/furniture rental company Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes, which once completed will be the first certified multi-use warehouse in North America, will hold its official groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 30, at 1 p.m.
Highland Passive House will be a 12,500 square foot building that will encompass a 3,500 office and designer showcase/tv/film production space as well as a 9,000 square foot warehouse. Highland Passive House will be net zero, carbon neutral and PHI (certified passive) through the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt, Germany.
Highland Passive House is among nearly 50 “regionally significant projects” awarded grants through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) under the Carbon Neutral Community Economic Development program and a groundbreaking “one of a kind” project for the Mid-Hudson/Hudson Valley Region.
Highland Passive House, located in Ulster County-Hudson Valley, will be the first certified multi-use passive warehouse in North America and will achieve carbon neutral and net zero energy status. Easily replicated, the new building will be constructed from prefabricated panels, and will include a public charging location for electric vehicles. The mixed-use building will include warehouse space and flexible office space that will also be used as a tv/film/production space.
The team behind the project includes some of the most celebrated and well respected names in the industry including: Celebrity Interior Designer Cathy Hobbs, World-Renowned Passive House experts Baxt Ingui Architects, Passive House Construction leader, BAXTER Construction, Ecocor Passive Panel Manufacturer and more.
Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes (CHDR), is an interior design/home staging firm specializing in a unique hybrid model that blends luxury real estate staging and styling plus extensive video production. With its own in-house production company, CHDR offers real estate agents (included in its staging packages) the option of hosted property tours, broadcast quality virtual property tours in addition to interactive virtual 360 tours, all professionally shot and edited and provided to brokers for their own self-promotion and usage. Founded in 2004 by former New York City based news anchor/reporter turned interior designer Cathy Hobbs, CHDR is one of the premiere staging companies serving the Tri-State Area. A long-time resident of the Hudson Valley, in order to meet the needs of her expanding business, Cathy specifically chose to expand her business into the Hudson Valley, locating its headquarters in Ulster County. Once opened, Highland Passive House will serve as a home staging and furniture rental resource for design, architecture and builders professionals as well as the vacation home community. www.cathyhobbs.com.