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These Two Passive Structures Will Bring 14 Green Units to NYC

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Joining the growing ranks of eco-minded architecture throughout New York City (and the country) is 465 Washington Street, a Tribeca apartment building that will be enlarged and retrofitted to passive house standards. The building has been in the works for about a year and a half, but a new rendering provides a first look at what to expect on the site between Watts and Canal streets.

Project architect Zakrzewski + Hyde is doubling the size of the existing five-story building to create space for seven zero-net-waste condominiums. The building will also feature a roof deck on a sixth-floor recess.

Zakrzewski + Hyde also has their hands in a Brooklyn passive house project at 852 St. John's Place in Crown Heights. Developer Justin Stewart, also behind 23 Park Place, is building a five-story, seven-apartment building on the site between Nostrand and New York avenues that will replace a run-down three-story building.

· Mapping New York City's Booming Passive House Movement [Curbed]
· 465 Washington's Top Will Look Just Like Its Bottom [Curbed]
· An Introduction to the Ecotastic World of Green Building [Curbed]
· Passive Houses archives [Curbed]
—Renderings via Zakrzewski + Hyde Arhcitects.