Located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn — an area that for many needs no explanation — Passive House 1, a mixed-use project, is the latest from Williamsburg-based architecture studio Loadingdock5
. True to the Passive House standard’s Euro-roots, the firm’s two principals, Werner Morath and Sam Bargetz, hail from Passive House-heavy Austria, Bargetz being a certified Passive House consultant.
For building buffs interested in the science behind Passive House standards, check out the Loadingdock5 studio blog
which is a virtual treasure trove of PH info pertaining to the Grand Street project — Window Installation
! Solar gain studies
! Heat pumps
! — and in general. These guys truly know their stuff
And where’s there’s a Passive House 1, there’s a Passive House 2: Loadingdock5 is also at work on a Passive House retrofit
in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn that involves giving a three-story building built in the late 1800s the “PH treatment.”
Stay tuned for more updates on both of these projects as they progress.