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Freeport Low Energy Passive House

Green Building Design in Queens, NY, USA – design by a.m.Benzing architects pllc

Jul 9, 2019

Low Energy Passive House

Architect: a.m.Benzing architects pllc

Location: Long Island City, Queens, New York City, USA

Freeport Low Energy Passive House

Designing a Low Energy Passive House in a flood zone is a challenge but it is an opportunity as well. In order to achieve resilient homes, building codes require all vital building elements to be above the flood elevation. This makes sense but has real consequences for cities and towns. a.m.Benzing architects were compelled to think about these consequences because of a spontaneous bid in an auction for a small property on the South Shore of Long Island. New York State auctioned off homes destroyed by Sandy and unwillingly abandoned by their owners.

Freeport Low Energy Passive House

Designing a three story building in a 1 1/2 story building neighborhood

Freeport Low Energy Passive House

The home is designed to the Low Energy Passive House standard. It allowed us to reduce the energy used in the building by about 70% to a comparable building in the neighborhood. All mechanical systems are included into the buildings envelop and not boiler room is needed.

Freeport Low Energy Passive House

The brief was to design a resilient home in a flood zone. The architects’solution was to design a passive house as a salt box design.

Freeport Low Energy Passive House

Freeport Low Energy Passive House – Building Information

Architect: a.m.Benzing architects pllc
General Contractor: North Shore Construction Services Inc.
Developer: GreeNuvo LLC

Project size: 1750 ft2
Site size: 1
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 3

Freeport Low Energy Passive House

Photography: Daniel Gale

Freeport Low Energy Passive House images / information received 090719

Location: Long Island City, NY, USA




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