Press in Inhabitat : Brooklyn’s First Passive House Condo Building Rises in Prospect Heights / by Paul Castrucci

by Bridgette Meinhold, 04/14/14

Brooklyn is quickly becoming a hotbed of passive design, and the borough is set to have another Passive House feather in its cap soon. The R-951 Residence is an ambitious three-story project that is currently under construction in Prospect Heights. When complete, the building is expected to be the first net-zero, solar-powered, passive house condo in the area. Built and designed by Paul Castrucci Architect and Ray Sage of Race Age, Inc., the three-family residence will feature a net-metered, rooftop solar system to provide enough energy for all three households as well as a backyard, deck and rooftop space for residents to enjoy the outdoors and grow their own food. We're definitely putting ourselves on the waiting list!

Read more: Brooklyn's First Passive House Condo Goes Up in Prospect Heights | Inhabitat New York City 


Currently under construction, the R-951 Residence in Brooklyn is aiming to become the first net zero, solar powered, passive house condo project in the area. Designed by Paul Castrucci Architect and builder Ray Sage, of Race Age, Inc, the three unit walkup is a unique project with an ultra-efficient design, tight and highly insulated multi-family residence. A net-metered, rooftop solar system provides enough energy for all three tenants and backyard, deck and roof top space provide plenty of room to spend time outdoors and grow their own food.

Read more: Brooklyn’s First Passive House Condo Building Rises in Prospect Heights R951 Residence-Paul castrucci Architect – Inhabitat New York City