Passive House

5-family Landmark Passive House retrofit – treated floor area: 3,688 sqft

Architect:          LoadingDock5 – 319 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn NY 11211 – www.loadingdock5.com

LPC Consultant:    Roxanne Ryce-Paul – Passive House Architect/Consultant – 125 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11238  – www.ecoecous.com

Engineering:      Jarek Tresko – George Sweeney Architect, LLC – 49 West 38th St. New York, NY 10018 – www.gws-architect.com

Owner:             Dominik Eckenstein – 228 Washington Ave. Brooklyn NY 11205 – www.228washington.com/

Airtightness approach:

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

–        Solitex Mento interior against brick / Intello Plus in ceilings of 4th & basement

–        Tescon Vana & Unitape

Insulation:

Roof:               5” Polyisocyanurate on exterior & 8” of cellulose between wood joists

Walls:               4-5” dense pack cellulose on all exterior walls – http://brooklyninsulation.com/

1st floor:           8” of cellulose between wood joists over unconditioned basement

Windows:           Sorpetaler custom tilt and turn wood windows with triple glazing – www.sorpetalerusa.com/

Uglas: 0.12 BTU/hr.ft2.F (=R8.33)

Ventilation:

2 Zehnder Comfoair 350 ERV & 550 ERV – www.zehnderamerica.com/

Domestic hot water:

2 GE Hybrid GeoSpring Water Heater GEH50DEEDSC – www.geappliances.com

Heating and cooling:

Mitsubishi air-to-air heat pumps with 2 compressors, 6 ductless & 1 ducted unit – www.mitsubishicomfort.com

PHPP data:

Specific space heat demand: ~ 7.5 kBTU /ft2yr – www.passivehouse-international.org/index.php?page_id=188

Latest blower door test result: 1,9 ACH50 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blower_door

Brooklyn Historic House Renovation using Passive House Technology