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Park Slope Townhouse 2 - Landmarked PassiveHouse

Brooklyn, NY, USA • 2018

An historic townhouse is restored and renovated to Passive House standards

Historic preservation can be a very effective strategy for increasing urban sustainability - re-using an existing building keeps materials out of landfills and results in dramatically less carbon emissions than a new build.

When restored in tandem with a Passive House EnerPhit efficiency upgrade, townhouses built over 150 years ago can handily outperform modern conventional structures.

Located on a Landmarked block adjacent to Prospect Park, this two family home was gutted and renovated with new high performance windows, doors, skylights, energy recovery ventilators, and a high efficiency HVAC system.

Amazing indoor air quality, abundant natural light and warm, comfortable surfaces create a quiet oasis within the city.

Historic preservation can be a very effective strategy for increasing urban sustainability - re-using an existing building keeps materials out of landfills and results in dramatically less carbon emissions than a new build.

When restored in tandem with a Passive House EnerPhit efficiency upgrade, townhouses built over 150 years ago can handily outperform modern conventional structures.

Located on a Landmarked block adjacent to Prospect Park, this two family home was gutted and renovated with new high performance windows, doors, skylights, energy recovery ventilators, and a high efficiency HVAC system.

Amazing indoor air quality, abundant natural light and warm, comfortable surfaces create a quiet oasis within the city.

DESIGN TEAM

Jordan Parnass
Marijke Huelsmann
Kevin Hennessey

CONTRACTORS

Supreme General Contracting

CONSULTANTS

Energy Consulting - John Mitchell & Ed May, Bldgtyp
Structural Engineering - Blue Sky Design, Inc.
F/P Engineering - LL Engineering PC

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture


Historic preservation can be a very effective strategy for increasing urban sustainability - re-using an existing building keeps materials out of landfills and results in dramatically less carbon emissions than a new build.

When restored in tandem with a Passive House EnerPhit efficiency upgrade, townhouses built over 150 years ago can handily outperform modern conventional structures.

Located on a Landmarked block adjacent to Prospect Park, this two family home was gutted and renovated with new high performance windows, doors, skylights, energy recovery ventilators, and a high efficiency HVAC system.

Amazing indoor air quality, abundant natural light and warm, comfortable surfaces create a quiet oasis within the city.

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