Gallery: Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Passive House Renovation


Back in August, we reported on the construction of New York State’s first passive house, and since then, the green building standard has been gaining speed in New York City — especially in Brooklyn. The borough’s fourth passive house construction, a four-story historic Park Slope brownstone, is on track to be the nation’s first townhouse retrofit to meet passive house standards. The renovation began in September 2009 after homeowner Justin Stewart wanted to see how close he could get his new residence to zero energy consumption – read on for a look inside!

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  1. marcos.azevedo January 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Design and renovation that’s the way!!!

  2. PSchommer January 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Wow love this house! Terrific mix of old and new styles. Would love more details about how to achieve zero energy consumption. Totally cool!

  3. Holcim Awards January 4, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    It is wonderful to see people renovating older historic buildings to be energy efficient. Great project!

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