23 Park Place Crowned NYC’s First Passive House

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    The Park Slope Passive House at 23 Park Place has almost reached the finish line. Architectural designer Julie Torres Moskovitz of Fabrica718 tells us that the project was presented to at 2012 Passive House Symposium at CUNY last weekend before receiving its Passive House Institute certification. It’s now the first certified Passive House in New York City. (Here’s a good outline of what a passive house actually is.) According to the press release, “In addition to consuming approximately 90% less energy than the average home, the building also achieves impressive air tightness which helps to further reduce its energy consumption. Renewables such as solar thermal panels and solar photovoltaic panels help to supply remaining energy needs. There is no gas service to the home.” The extensive renovation should wrap within the next five weeks.
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