This Passive House retrofit is the first certified Passive House project in NYC. It is a winner in the 2014 International Passive House Design Awards and received an honorable mention in the 2015 AIA NY COTE awards. The retrofit adds a new rear facade, 3rd floor, and roof terrace. A continuous envelope of insulation, air tightness, and mitigated thermal bridges will reduce energy usage. Passive Houses consume approximately 90% less heat energy than the average home and 75% less energy overall.The project features
Award: 2015 AIA COTE NY Hon. Mention Award, 2014 International Passive House Design Award
Photographs by Hai Zhang and Brian Shumway. Thermal Image by Sam McAfee.
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