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Haus 96

A Green in Brooklyn, NY.

  • 96 St. Marks, the first multi-family Passive House in the United States, used to be your typical four-story Brooklyn brownstone. Developer Brendan Aguayo of Aguayo and Huebner purchased the Prospect Heights property and teamed with architect Ken Levenson to renovate and redevelop the 80-year-old building into a forward-thinking model of green construction. Aguayo and Levenson anticipated higher construction costs and a longer time frame for the project, but many of the costs for 96 St. Marks have been offset by Passive House materials and smaller mechanical systems. A typical building retrofit takes about eight months; 96 St. Marks will be completed within a year.
  • St. Marks Avenue between Flatbush and Carlton in Prospect Heights
  • Construction year
  • 2011
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 3724
  • No. floors
  • 4
  • Certification
  • Passive Haus
  • Designer
  • Ken Levenson
  • Owner/Developer
  • Aguayo and Huebner
  • Residential type
  • Multifamily
  • Number of units
  • 4