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GreenHomeNYC’s August Tour: Net Zero in Brooklyn

July 27, 2015


VISIT A Certified Net Zero Capable Passive House, the R-951 Residence

Want to know more about the first building in NYC to achieve both Passive House Institute certification and NYSERDA Net Zero capable rating? Join us, Wednesday, August 5th for a tour with Paul Castrucci Architect, Further, Inc. and Aeon Solar. Explore this newly constructed three family ultra-efficient row house that brings together modern aesthetics, sustainable design and a 12 KW solar array predicted to generate enough renewable energy to meet or exceed each apartment’s annual energy demand.


As seen at http://R-951.com, state of the art building envelope, high efficiency systems and Energy Star appliances were used throughout R-951, which has benefited from NYC’s Green Zoning Initiative and a NYSERDA New York Energy Star Certified Home Tier 3 grant. Residents will benefit from a healthy, quiet comfortable all-electric home, private outdoor space, rainwater collection system, tax breaks, and much more!

This tour is supported by sustainable building proponents at GreenHomeNYC, the NY Passive House Meetup, Solar One and NYSERDA EDGE. More information, contacts, images and press release are at http://R-951.com.


Date:  Wednesday, August 5th

Time:  6:30pm

Location:  951 Pacific Street, Brooklyn (map)

Cost:  Suggested Donation of $8 (Donations cover our annual insurance costs to allow us to being you high-quality programming such as this)

Space is limited. RSVP Today!

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Questions? Email furtherinc1@gmail.com.

Posted by jbonomo in Blog

August Forum: The Economic Value of Green Building

August 1, 2015

A commonly held misconception of green building is that it is more costly than conventional routes. And even though the “green” that most people are concerned about is money, the economic value of green building is often ignored. Projects in the New York City area have the added hurdle of convincing a myriad of different groups – developers, investors, landlords and governmental agencies, to name a few – that pursuing a greener path makes economic sense.Long-term benefits are pushed aside for short-term, yet shortsighted gains to the bottom line. Join us at the August forum and hear our speakers explain the economic advantages of green building and ways to finance it.


Barclays Center under construction with green roof


This forum is free and open to the public!


Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Place: Hafele Showroom, 25 E. 26th St., New York, NY 10010


Our speakers will include:

Chris Benedict, Chris Benedict, R.A.
Steve Bluestone, Partner, The Bluestone Organization
Posie Constable, Director of Business Development, NYCEEC


Posted by Phillip Eddy in Blog, Monthly Forum

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