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93 Nevins

A Green Residential in Brooklyn, Ne.

  • 93 Nevins comprises two 3,000 sf homes, "Nevins" and "Pacific", featured in Natural Home magazine and the New York Times as showcases for healthy green design and furnished entirely by Room & Board. Built according to US Green Building "Pacific" is light and airy in feel, while "Nevins is warm and inviting; integral to both "Nevins" and "Pacific" are healthy finishes, energy-efficient radiant floor heating, blown in insulation, air tight building shell, gas powered chiller-heater, water-conserving and energy-efficient appliances and fixtures, electricity generated by photovoltaic array, sustainably harvested and local materials and finishes, and planted terraces. Each unit also has its own garage or workshop.

    Developer: R & E Brooklyn and Green Depot; Architect: Tony Daniels, Cycle Architecture; Sales: Emily Fisher, Halstead Development Marketing
  • Construction year
  • 2009
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 3000
  • No. floors
  • 4
  • Certification
  • USGBC LEED (Seeking certification or certified)
  • Green Energy Features
  • "Sun Power" photovoltaic panels and solar-evacuation tubes
  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • Blown in Biobase spray foam insulation: Air tight building envelope: Warmboard radiant floor heating: Gas powered Robern heat pump: Appliances selected for energy efficiency: Thermal windows: Strategic use of seasonal plantings to shade south facing windows in summer: Site selection: Thermal mass
  • Green Products
  • Ivy Coatings Low VOC paints: Breathe-easy cabinetry: Icestone counters:Recycled glass tiles:Air filtration

  • Water Conservation Features
  • Low-flow fixtures:Water tank:Small green roof:Extensive plantings
  • Transportation
  • Two blocks to 12 subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road: Bicycle storage space.
  • Window brand
  • Anderson
  • Amount and type of insulation
  • Masonry Cavity Walls have 2" of EPS insulation with R value of 11.8 within the cavity, and 4" of closed cell urethane foam insulation between the studs with R of 25.2, for a total R value of 37.
    The roofs have tapered polyisocyanurate insulation above the deck averaging 4" thick with R of 22.4, plus closed cell urethane foam insulation between the joists with an R of 25.2, for a total R value of 47.6.

    The cavity wall construction also includes an air and moisture barrier, and the sprayed foam insulation also creates a tight air seal.
  • Type of building (home, school, commercial, etc.)
  • 1-4 family residential
  • Designer
  • Tony Daniels, AIA, Cycle Architecture
  • Building Style
  • Converted commercial building.
  • Fuel Type
  • Gas