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312 Canal Street

Located along a stretch of Canal Street in the West Tribeca Historical District, this 24,000 SF, mixed-use Passive House designed building will bring additional residential and commercial space to a fast-paced and constantly changing neighborhood.

In designing the building, the team found inspiration in the historic district’s many elegant cast-iron, palazzo style buildings, but simultaneously tried to honor the vibrant and commonplace qualities that have defined Canal Street in particular throughout its history.

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425 Grand Concourse

425 Grand Concourse is in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx. This new mixed-use and mixed-income development will create 277 units of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families. The 26-story tower will be designed to Passive House standards, consuming significantly less energy than a conventional housing project. It will house a educational space for a public university, a medical facility, a supermarket, and community support space. A new accessible walkway connects Walton Avenue to Grand Concourse, alongside Garrison Playground, and a new comfort station will be housed within the building for the park.

The largest passive house project planned for North America to date, 425 Grand Concourse will surpass the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and incorporate NYC Active Design Guidelines. As a gateway to the historic Grand Concourse, one of the Bronx’s great boulevards, the new development will anchor this important corner and enhance the Mott Haven neighborhood.

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Sendero Verde

Sendero Verde is an innovative concept in affordable housing, providing a neighborhood’s worth of services under one roof, in a building designed to Passive House standards.

Located in East Harlem in New York City, Sendero Verde is a mixed-use multi-building project awarded through the City’s SustainNYC program, which seeks to create affordable housing for New Yorkers without compromising design quality.

Sendero Verde will contain nearly 698 designated affordable units as well as extensive community space, retail space, and outdoor gardens. A school will also be operating in the space, as well as supportive programming operated by Union Settlement, which is one of the oldest settlement houses in New York City. Ground floor retail will wrap the site.

In taking a cue from an historical trail that once crossed through the site, the project is arranged around a central meandering landscaped path, which weaves through the project from Park Avenue to the western end of 111th Street and Madison Avenue. The massing is broken down into three separate volumes which frame this path, creating a central courtyard. This courtyard spills out onto different levels, creating opportunities for individual community gardens.

Sendero Verde will be Passive House certified, making it the largest fully affordable Passive House building in the world when it is completed.

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The House at Cornell Tech

The House is part of Cornell Tech’s new 2.1 million square foot technology campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. The building is designed to reinforce the unique model of academic integration, multi-disciplinary research, and collaboration at the core of the Cornell Tech mission. It serves as a lively and comfortable living place for informal social interactions between students and faculty while they reside on campus.

The Cornell Tech campus itself is a ground-breaking concept, combining the innovative capacity of Silicone Valley with the financial power of Wall Street to help strengthen and transform the city’s economy. The House, the residential component of the campus, was designed to Passive House standards, which drastically reduces energy consumption while creating a healthier and more comfortable living environment for a fraction of residents’ usual energy costs.

The House is the largest and tallest residential building in the world built to Passive House standards.

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Flow Chelsea

This 24 story building is currently the tallest Infill Passive House building in the world. The mixed use project has 55 residential apartments of which 17 are affordable as well as a commercial retail space on the ground floor. The retail space is included in the Passive House envelope.
A central ERV provides fresh air to the buildings’ residential units and the project has triple glazed aluminum windows throughout.

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