New Green Building Architect Opens On Long Island, NY

by | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | News | 0 comments

Paul Cataldo Architecture & Planning PC has officially launched as a premier Long Island-based architectural firm. Paul Cataldo Architecture & Planning PC has officially launched as a premier Long Island-based architectural firm that brings a “green” edge and personal level of service to the industry. Owned by Paul Cataldo and based in Sound Beach, the business specializes in high performance, net zero energy buildings and healthy interiors.

Paul Cataldo Architecture & Planning PC offers construction management, town planning, space planning, interior design and landscape design. Mr. Cataldo finds possibilities and solutions in situations that may be deemed challenging as far as being environmentally friendly and conservative with energy. One such example is a current project in Northport that involves constructing a zero energy home on a small site, with limited opportunities for passive solar heating. Through use of the active solar thermal system, which includes evacuated tube panels mounted on the roof and insulated water tanks, as well as thermal storage provided by concrete walls and floors in addition to solar photovoltaic panels that address electricity needs, the homeowner’s requests will be met.

As part of the firm’s mission, it “strives to produce buildings that advance the human condition and better their surroundings – environmentally, economically and socially.” Green building is of significant value particularly on Long Island, where energy prices continue to increase and many homeowners have a greater awareness of the need for resilient homes following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Mr. Cataldo understands the concerns Long Islanders face and is able to create buildings best suited for their location.

Another aspect in which Paul Cataldo’s company is unique in the personal attention it provides – Mr. Cataldo fully participates in all projects from start to finish and takes the time to understand and meet his clients’ needs and goals.

A founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on Long Island and chairman of both its Green Schools and Advocacy Committees, Mr. Cataldo has been incorporating green building into his work long before the techniques were widely known. He was involved in disaster recovery renovations at the World Trade Center site following September 11, 2001, and also constructed many new spaces for large corporations in New York City and on Long Island. Mr. Cataldo’s experience additionally includes the building of new schools, as well as restoration of older ones. He has built many new homes and additions.

Mr. Cataldo has been a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-acredited professional since 2004. Established by the USGBC, LEED is bestowed upon those who have demonstrated proficiency in green building. Mr. Cataldo has earned the specialty credential of BD+C which stands for Building Design and Construction. The LEED rating system is a third party verifiable performance-based system that has become the industry gold standard for determining a green building. The system demands much more than energy consumption and encompasses resource use, healthy interiors, transportation, renewable and recyclable materials and much more.

“Being a green architect doesn’t limit a designer; it expands their capabilities.” Mr. Cataldo stated. “Our innovative approach, coupled with our direct interaction with customers from concept to completion, is what sets us apart from other architects. We establish and maintain long-lasting, meaningful relationships, which is essential in creating extraordinary work.”

Paul Cataldo Architecture & Planning PC is located at 12 Brookhaven Drive in Sound Beach. For more information visit, or call 631-901-5322 to arrange for a consultation with Mr. Cataldo.