This edition of the popular Brownstone series shows you how great design and energy efficiency are two sides of the same coin. Come with questions and go home inspired by the possibilities.
Passivhaus in Prospect HeightsPassivhaus Comes to Brownstone Brooklyn
Ken Levinson, 475 High Performance Building An 1846 brownstone in Prospect heights has been rebuilt according to Passivhaus standards. This historic home has lost none of its historic style, but it is 80-90% more efficient than its neigbors. Learn about the suprising ways that your Brownstone home can become super energy efficient.
Raise A Green Roof
Inger Staggs Yancey, Brooklyn Greenroof, LLC. Building a green roof on your home is a great way to save money, reduce your energy bills, and even get tax abatement. Inger Yancey shows you how to Green-It Yourself in this hands-on workshop. Go from hot tar to a cool green habitat with a small investment.
Layouts and Green Lifestyles
Gita Nandan, Thread Collective Nandan’s Team has completed a range of Brownstone retrofits and new construction that combine energy-smart construction with inventive design. Nandan shares her recent projects, in which 19th Century homes get 21st century energy upgrades.
Everything Old Is New Again
Build It Green! NYC, New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials, sells everything from panel doors to high end refrigerators and shutters kitchen cabinets. Their goal is to keep materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale.
Solar PV and Wind Power Training Lab At The Brooklyn Navy Yard
Rob Ashmore, Aeon Solar, Cullen Kasunik, Wind Analytics, Inger Yancey Brooklyn Greenroof, and Debra Salomon, City Tech Continuing Studies Center Green Programs Specialist.
This Spring, City Tech Continuing Studies Center will cut the ribbon on a new renewable energy training lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Is your house a good candidate for solar power? Our instructors share inside information to help you find that answer.