R-951 Pacific Residence
R-951 Residence is a modern, energy efficient, three-apartment building and is the first residential project in New York City to have both Passive House & Net Zero Ready certifications. The building employs sophisticated sustainable methods that include a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) array and a rainwater harvesting system. This architectural project was designed, developed and built by Paul A. Castrucci, Architects PLLC with Further Inc., demonstrating our dedication to smart design, sustainability, and building quality. R-951 Residence also provides an example of how developers can leverage the New York City’s Green Zone regulations with optimal results. Inspired by the rich textural qualities of exterior shutters in dense, urban areas of Asia, the front, south facing façade is articulated with a dynamic folding screen system which give residents control over the solar gain in each home.
Passive house and Net Zero project Press
CurbedNY, Mapping New York City's Booming Passive House Movement, by Jessica Dailey
Doggerel, "Passive House: A Road Map for Radically Reducing Energy Consumption?", by Alex Ulam
Dwell, R-951 New York, NY, by Patrick Sisson
Sallen Foundation, Getting Active on Passive House, by Nancy Anderson, PH.D.
Inhabitat, Brooklyn's First Passive House Condo Building Rises in Prospect Heights, by Bridgette Meinhold