The House at Cornell Tech, Student Residence Tower

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Project Highlights

  • High performance, eco-friendly, urban building
  • Tallest Passive House high-rise in the world at the time of completion
  • Thermal breaks separated louvered HVAC rooms on each floor to isolate them from the conditioned interior
  • Used to meet requirements for continuous insulation and reduce heat loss

World’s Tallest Passive House Pushes Environmental Envelope with Help of Structural Thermal Breaks 

Roosevelt Island, New York City – At 26 stories, The House at Cornell Tech is the tallest high-rise Passive House building in the world.  The ground-breaking residential tower at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island was developed in partnership with The Hudson Companies and Related Companies.

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