Passive House Project Sets Record in the Bronx


Park Avenue Green, a new community in New York City’s South Bronx neighborhood, combines the cutting-edge technology of Passive House design with affordable housing for formerly homeless families and individuals.

At first glance, you might not guess that Park Avenue Green is a record-setter. But the 15-story, 154-unit mixed-income community in the South Bronx nevertheless represents a major contribution to the sustainability movement: It is the largest building in North America so far to meet the exacting standards required to earn Passive House certification for energy efficiency.

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