8th Street Renovation Passive House

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8th Street Renovation Passive House

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331 8th St (between 5th & 6th Avenues) is a single family brownstone full-gut renovation anticipating EnerPHit certification. Utilizing dense-packed cellulose and EIFS as the primary insulation layers, along with Intello membrane and Sto EmeraldCoat with ProClima tapes for air tightness & vapor control, the house recently blower-door tested at 0.95 ach50. Mechanicals consist of a 2-ton 3-zone Mitsubishi mini-split system and Zehnder CA350 energy recovery ventilation.

Status: Built

Architect: Amy Shakespeare & Nicole Vlado of Red Top Architects.
Contractor: Joe Maldonado of J's Custom.
HVAC & Passive House: Cramer Silkworth of Baukraft Engineering.
Structural: Mike Barry of Barry Structural Engineering.


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