Springtime Is A Time For New Beginnings, Growth, and…. Construction Starts!

As an architect firm, after a long winter here on Long Island, we couldn’t be any more excited for spring and all the new construction that comes with warmer weather. Here are the latest photos for an addition we’re designing to a very unique house on the bluffs in Riverhead, NY. Some of the green [...]

Paul Cataldo Speaks At Sierra Club Green Building Lecture

On January 13th, 2014, green architect Paul Cataldo gave a lecture to the Long Island Sierra Club about green home design. Some of the topics covered were thermal mass, passive solar home design, green urban planning on Long Island, insulated concrete forms (ICF), structurally insulated panels (SIPs), air infiltration, home retrofits and green remodeling. Have a [...]

The Value of Continuous Insulation

The lines of lower level of snow in the photo are the lines of the wood structure below, in this case wood trusses.  Building heat conducts through the wood to melt some of the snow on the roof above.  The higher lines of snow are areas where below is attic air.  This is typical with [...]

Green Building: Why Long Island Should Build it Back Better After Sandy

It’s been exactly a year today since Superstorm Sandy ravaged Long Island, becoming the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. In it’s wake, 68 New Yorkers lost their lives and U.S. damage was estimated at over $65 billion. South Shore residents, like those in Long Beach, Staten Island, Fire Island, Freeport and most destructively in Rockaway’s Breezy Point, [...]

Paul Cataldo Architecture & Planning

New Green Building Architect Opens On Long Island, NY

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 & [...]

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