North America’s largest Passive House affordable housing complex


Bronx – Park Avenue Green is a 15-story Passive House certified housing complex designed by New York City-based Curtis + Ginsberg Architects. The 154-unit complex is considered the largest Passive House certified building in North America as well as the largest Passive House affordable housing complex on the continent.

Developed by Omni achieved Passive House with $48.4 million in funding provided by the New York City Housing Development Corporation and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the development represents an example of a private-public partnership.

The spartan, brick-and-metal-panel-wrapped tower features structural insulation that helps maintain a high level of environmental performance for the building alongside high-performance windows and energy recapture systems developed by sustainability consultant Bright Power. The apartment complex was certified by the Passive House Institute in March 2019.

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