NESEA Pro Tour: Passive Brooklyn Heights Carriage House

This past Friday, we were excited to share our Passive Brooklyn Heights Carriage House with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) community. NESEA’s mission is to advance the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate, and learn. Their Building Energy Pro Tours are accredited tours of high performance buildings across the Northeast. They encourage sharing knowledge about cutting edge projects, from design strategies and materials selection to construction techniques and energy systems.

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Left: The existing front facade, before our renovation. Our design goals include enlarging and repairing existing openings.

Right: Nearly 50 people were able to attend the in-person event.Left: Marc Fabris discusses our design strategies on the main floor of the home.

Right: A rendering shows our plans for the space, including exposed ceiling beams.

John Mitchell of bldgtyp address our thermal bridging strategies and window installation sequence on the second floor.

Kevin Brennan of Brennan Brennan Insulation and Air Tightness discusses our insulation and air tightness strategies at the cellar level, including our cellar slab treatment.