Passive House Tour

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.0
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Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View.

Visit a Passive House in the middle of a gut renovation! Join Ken Levenson, President of NY Passive House on a tour of an historic masonry townhouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The air barrier and mechanical systems are installed and visible, so attendees can see how the insulation, window and solar hot water systems will complete the fully integrated Passive House approach.

When completed, the house will achieve Passive House EnerPHit performance and certification, and become one of the most comfortable and energy efficient homes in the U.S. The project's Passive House team; architect Jane Sanders, engineer Cramer Silkworth and contractor Jeremy Shannon, will be present to explain details and answer questions.

This is a great on-site companion event to the NY14 Passive House Conference & Expo happening two days earlier in Manhattan.

Ken Levenson
Partner, 475 High Performance Building Supply

Observing the gap between high performance buildings and the US building supply industry, Ken, along with CEO Floris Keverling Buisman, took on the task of establishing 457. The company supplies the US market with carefully selected products that focus on what matters most in high-performance, ecological, low-energy construction: airtightness, ventilation, insulation, fully integrated openings, and a predictably calculated energy balance. Additionally, Ken is a Certified Passive House Designer, a founding board member of the National Passive House Alliance and of the New York Passive House.


439 Bergen Street

439 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217