NESEA Green Building Virtual Pro Tour: North America's Largest Affordable Passive House, November 6, 12:30 - 2:30 pm EST

  • 6 November 2020
  • Start time : 12:30 PM
  • End time : 02:30 PM
  • Event Host : Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
NESEA Green Building Virtual Pro Tour: North America's Largest Affordable Passive House, November 6
Event Description

This virtual Pro Tour will offer participants a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most ambitious PHIUS+ projects in New York City: an innovative fifteen-story building providing 154-units of sustainable housing. NESEA is working with hosting firm and Passive House consultant and verifier Bright Power to offer this follow-up event to last year's sold out tour of this site.

About the Event:

Through a mix of presentation and small group breakout rooms, we’re using a format that preserves the interactive, behind-the-scenes vibe that has made NESEA’s Pro Tours so popular.

Unlike a traditional webinar, attendees will come with their mics and cameras on: as a participant in this event, you’ll be able to see and hear other attendees, ask content experts questions directly, and meet new people in the NESEA community.

About the Project:

Officially known as Park Avenue Green, the building provides much needed low-income housing to the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx while incorporating state-of-the-art building technology to create a community of environmentally comfortable homes. The ground floor also houses a 4,300-square-foot community facility for a not-for-profit, providing affordable studio and gallery space for local artists.

Along with its highly insulated and thoroughly sealed building envelope, the design incorporates storm resiliency features and includes cogeneration, an extremely efficient variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heating and cooling system, and an array of photovoltaic panels on the roof.

Omni New York LLC’s Park Avenue Green is a proud winner of the Buildings of Excellence competition, administered by The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA).

The Buildings of Excellence Competition recognizes and supports the design, construction and operation of low-carbon-emitting multifamily buildings. The competition was launched in March 2019. The first round of competition awards were announced in October 2019, with $18 million awarded to 28 projects.

Omni New York will use the award to implement Bright Power’s MoBIUSⓇ real-time energy management service at Park Avenue Green, North America’s Largest PHIUS+ Certified Passive House building, in the Bronx. They also are implementing MoBIUS at their neighboring property, Morris Avenue Apartments, which is LEED Gold Certified.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)
  • Agenda
    • 12:30 - Welcome from NESEA, project host, & series sponsors.

      12:35 - Opening remarks from representative from series sponsors ZipSystem & NYSERDA

      12:40 - Project overview presented by event host Bright Power

      1:00 - Breakout groups.

      Participants are split into virtual breakout rooms, each hosted by a member of the interdisciplinary project team. Team members will go into depth about their specific work on the project. Speakers rotate through breakout rooms – all attendees get small group time with each speaker.

      2:00 - Participants all brought back as a full group for Q&A panel with all speakers

      2:30 - Event concludes
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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