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702 Hancock: Tour Stuyvesant Heights’ Premier Passive House Residential

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DATE:  Sunday, May 19, 2024

TIME:  2-5PM

VENUE:  702 Hancock St Brooklyn, NY 11233


2:00 – 2:30PM – Doors Open + Tour Time. Step inside for a self-guided tour.

2:30PM – 3:00PM – Project Team Presentation: Project overview and Q&A. PCA’s Project Team will present a project overview and answer any questions.

3:00PM – 3:30PM – More Tour Time. Take another spin around the space.

3:30PM – 4:00PM – Encore Project Team Presentation: Project overview and Q&A. PCA’s Project Team will present a project overview and answer any additional questions.

4:00PM – 5PM – Rooftop Refreshments + Open Discussions. Meet on the rooftop for festivities & knowledge shares.

About this event

Paul A. Castrucci Architects and New York Passive House invite you to tour 702 Hancock, a 4-story residential building offering 8 spacious market-rate apartment units to Brooklyn’s Stuyvesant Heights neighborhood.

With 15 years of experience implementing Passive House strategies, PCA has found the most cost-effective solutions to meet Passive House requirements. During the tour, participants will have the opportunity to engage with members of the project team as they discuss the design strategies and energy-efficiency measures that define 702 Hancock.

This new construction encourages holistic health with expansive views and immediate access to outdoor spaces. Embracing a Passive House Design and Construction methodology, 702 prioritizes low energy use for maximum resilience and superior indoor air quality for optimal comfort. Learn how this project advances best practices by showcasing how cost-effective, resilient, low-carbon, and healthy buildings can be replicated across New York State.

Image Credit: Paul A. Castrucci Architects

Learning Objectives

  • Explore innovative solutions employed in the development of 702 Hancock. Learn how features like its large solar array and Energy Recovery Ventilation (ERV) system utilize passive solar and ventilation techniques to propel the building toward an estimated net-zero energy status.
  • Venture into the world of heat pump and ERV systems, surveying market options and identifying the ideal system for this project.
  • Learn how Passive House principles can revolutionize urban living and promote community well-being, through replicable, scalable solutions.
  • Connect with Sawkill Lumber Co., our supplier of Reclaimed Wood, who will exhibit samples of current woods available for sustainable building practices.


Paul A. Castrucci, R.A. is a Registered Architect with the State of New York and New Jersey and has over thirty years of experience in architectural design, planning and construction. He is a leader in Passive House implementation in New York City, having completed the City’s first Passive House Net Zero building (R-951 Residence). Mr. Castrucci’s architectural work stresses the importance for
building design being responsive to the culture in which it will be situated, and to sustainable construction materials and energy efficient design. Throughout his career, Mr. Castrucci has promoted the inclusion of energy responsible design, he believes that where practicable buildings should generate all or portion of its energy needs through passive or active solar heating, geothermal, photovoltaic electric generation and natural day lighting and ventilation schemes. Mr. Castrucci has been involved in projects located throughout New York State, from interior finishes to historic preservation for low income community groups, government agencies as well as private residences.