A New Building Project in Phoenicia, New York, Summer 2015
Green Building & Renovation Project Management & Resiliency Consulting
Eco Loft Barn Being Built in Barryville, NY
Paul E McGinniss works as a buyer broker to help clients find homes and land for sale in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, N.Y. Paul combines extensive experience in real estate with his unique knowledge of green building and renewable energy and advises clients on how to set up grid independent, zero net energy, resilient living situations.
He and his partners at Paul E McGinniss real estate are currently working with clients in the Hudson Valley and Catskills in New York. Projects include the renovation of an 18th Century farmhouse, building a new zero net energy loft barn and project managing the renovation of a 40 year old home in Woodstock NY.
For many years Paul E McGinniss has been at the forefront of Green Building. For three years Paul was the Green Advocate at New York House magazine where he reported at the cutting edge of green building materials, issues and developments. He has been an active paricipant in the manifestation of the modern green building movement both as an on-the-ground realtor and as journalist and environmental advocate.
Happy Clients in Barryville, NY
Paul is familiar with green building programs and principles including methods as defined by the USGBC's LEED program, Passive House and the Living Building Challenge. While not specifically adhering to any one specific building program or method, his knowledge and understanding of the various programs combined with his reporting on them as The New York Green Advocate gives him invaluable insight into how best to develop and design a green building project for real estate clients.
Paul first started adapting his extensive knowledge of green materials and design concepts to his real estate business when he taught the first green class at SUNY Ulster called Green Building and Renovation. This class helped launch an extensive green curriculum at SUNY Ulster and included a tour of green buildings in the Hudson Valley.
Paul is a huge fan of resilient design methods and principles and has had the privilege of organizing a hugely popular event in NYC called Resilient Design: The New Imperative with Alex Wilson, Founder, BuildingGreen, Inc. and Executive Editor, Environmental Building News & GreenSpec.
In addition to retrofits and renovations, Paul and his team are currently working with several clients to project manage green building projects from the ground up, beginning with the design and permitting phase all the way through to final construction and approvals.
Please see the links below to catch a glimpse of one of the latest green building projects project managed from beginning to end by Paul E McGinniss.