Atlantic East Apartments, our new affordable development has been designed to meet passive house standards with special attention to energy conservation, and regional materials. The 10-story mixed use building. Located in an urban setting on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, the development will add 67 units of affordable housing and a community facility.
The units will enjoy a comfortable indoor environment by utilizing energy recovery system for air conditioning and heating system that will be airy at 70 to 73 degrees on the coldest day of winter and the hottest day of the summer, but still use only a fraction of the energy consumed by a typical apartment.
To meet certification requirements, a project must meet three benchmarks. The first is a certain level of air tightness, as measured by a “blower door test” and the other two are measures for energy use.
Nearly 30,000 certified passive house units have successfully been built in Europe, but in the US less than 1000 units have been certified.