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Bronx property earns Passive House accolade

Park Avenue Green

Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) has recognized Bright Power, along with its partner Omni New York, for its Park Avenue Green project.

Park Avenue Green is the largest certified Passive House in North America.

The property received honorable mention recognition in the Multifamily category at the NAPHC2019 Passive Projects Awards Ceremony.

It also is the recipient of the 2019 Downstate Project of the Year from the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) Awards for Excellence and is a 2019 New York Energy Consumers Council (NYECC) Energy New York Award (ENYA) honoree.

After working together on several existing buildings, Bright Power and Omni New York, decided to push the envelope further with Park Avenue Green by building to Passive House standard.

In order to obtain this level of high performance and keep construction costs down, Bright Power downsized oversized equipment and relocated systems and worked with PHIUS to source specific project components from local manufacturers, reducing first costs for Omni, while still meeting strict performance requirements.

“Park Avenue Green is an example of sustainable, affordable building, and it’s great to have Bright Power and our partners at Omni New York LLC and Curtis + Ginsberg Architects recognized by PHIUS,” said Tyler Davis, Manager of New Construction at Bright Power.

“Park Avenue Green demonstrates that you can build energy efficient, multifamily affordable housing building in New York City, and we’ll continue to apply the lessons we learned from this project into our future work.”

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