228 Addition

Thank you for the 40 some people who joined us in November to view our new addition as part of NY Passive House Days link

Here a video info from Open House in 2012 – link

here some progress photos; and we are looking forward to receive the windows and door, coming from Ireland.


Blower door test result: planned for January 2015 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blower_door

Below some technical notes:

Airtightness approach:

Pro Clima tapes and membranes on inside of brick surface – www.foursevenfive.com

–        Intello Plus in ceiling / Walls we will try interior lime & clay stucco which is taped to Intello membrane with Contega FC; and stuccoed in.


Roof:               3” Polyisocyanurate on exterior & 8” of cellulose between wood joists

Walls:              Durisol blocks – durisolbuild.com

Windows & Doors:       Klearwall – custom tilt and turn windows with triple glazing


2 Lunos decentralized ventilation system with a built-in regenerative heat recovery core – www.foursevenfive.com

Domestic hot water:

GE Hybrid GeoSpring Water Heater GEH50DEEDSC – www.geappliances.com; these units have been installed in main house.

Heating and cooling:

Mitsubishi air-to-air heat pump – www.mitsubishicomfort.com


Brooklyn Historic House Renovation using Passive House Technology