Manhattan Gets its First Certified Passive House

September 26, 2016

Historic Landmark Townhouse Receives Dual Certification

LEED Platinum for Homes meets Passive House this September, as Manhattan welcomes its very first Certified Passive House. A Passive House is a building which optimizes indoor air quality, offers extreme thermal comfort to its tenants, and uses up to 90% less energy than a conventional building.

The meticulously redesigned 25 West 88th Street is not only certified by the Passive House Academy, but also a certified LEED Platinum for Homes building—one of the first buildings to ever achieve dual Passive House and LEED Platinum certification.

The project features Zola American Heritage SDH (simulated double hung) windows that are a leading solution for landmarked and other historically significant buildings. This sliding sash style window has been approved by many historic preservation commissions, including Brooklyn and Manhattan Commissions.

Developed by Baxt Ingui Architects, an innovative New York City design firm, this historic landmark building offers the most advanced energy performance and thermal comfort while still maintaining a beautifully- preserved landmark.

Click here to view the entire blog post on the Baxt Ingui website.

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