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A Green in Brooklyn, NY.

  • TroutHouse, our first endeavor, is located in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn; the vacant lot sits
    surrounded by a rapidly renovated building stock. One block away is the commercial heart of the
    neighborhood, with many new small shops and cafes among the existing taco stands and Maria
    Hernandez park, as well as the famous Roberta’s Pizza, and the newly created Bushwick Food
    Coop. thread collective has moved our offices to the ground floor, and three residential units are
    above. A rear garden provides outdoors space for the office while a green roof garden and deck
    serve as outdoor space for the tenants.
  • Construction year
  • 2012
  • No. floors
  • 4
  • Certification
  • Energy Star; Aiming for LEED Gold
  • Green Energy Features
  • Integrated photovoltaic array of approximately 5.5kW takes advantage of the southern exposure and supply energy for the two units, including thread’s office.

  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • A primary focus is energy efficiency; not only in conservation but also at the source through
    specific construction methods and materials, energy modeling, alternative energy sources, and
    the optimization of mechanical equipment. Our Energy Star HERS Index is 31, showing that we
    are 70% better than a typical apartment.
  • Green Products
  • Review of construction and finish materials for their “green” properties, with the aim of
    creating a non-toxic environment for the inhabitants and workers
  • Water Conservation Features
  • A rooftop green roof and garden provides common space and native planting. We are
    using Gaia Soil, allowing us to get a 6” deep medium, allowing us to expand our planting

    A grey water retention system supplies non-potable water for irrigation purposes in the
    rear and rooftop garden.
  • Type of building (home, school, commercial, etc.)
  • Mixed use
  • Designer
  • Thread Collective
  • Owner/Developer
  • Thread Collective