May 17, 2019
Paul A, Castrucci, Architects (PCA) is thrilled to announce that our team’s project at 158 Clifton Place has been Passive House Certified by the Passive House Institute (PHI), an independent research institute responsible for the development of internationally recognized, sustainable energy/Net-Zero standards worldwide. PHI considers it an exemplary EnerPhit project. Dr. Feist is personally delivering cert to a NYPH rep in Germany this weekend.
Located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, this two-family rowhouse was gut-renovated to strict EnerPHit standards and completed in 2016. Retrofits at 158 Clifton Place feature a Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Array, focused controls to thermal and moisture conditions, and a recycled polyiso board for roof insulation. PCA developed air sealing details and trained the contractor to ensure proper installation.
PCA’s client Alan Solomon at Brooklyn’s Sawkill Lumber Co. (http://sawkil.com/) inspired the use of recycled wood throughout 158 Clifton Place. the building’s front and rear facades, flooring, and much of the interior furnishing’s added to the final look and beautification of the location.