Passive House BKLYN

Energy Revolution in a Brooklyn Townhome

The People

The Architect:

Jeremy R. M. Shannon is the Principal Architect of Prospect Architecture, PC, a sustainable design-build firm located in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and is, as well, a Passive House Consultant, LEED Accredited Professional, BPI Envelope  and Multi-Family Specialist. Jeremy specializes in residential townhouse and multifamily building construction using sustainable materials and focusing on energy efficiency. He designed and is currently managing the renovation and retrofit that is expected to achieve Passive House certification of a 2-family, 120 year old townhouse in Brooklyn, New York.

The Consultant:

David White has doggedly pursued the making of better buildings from Berkeley to Stuttgart, Tokyo to Meriden NH (where the hell is that?)  He operates Right Environments in Brooklyn, NY, an office providing full-service consulting for energy and environmental quality for buildings.  He is currently consulting for four New York City architects on Passive House projects.  David also teaches a course on fundamentals of energy flows in buildings to architecture students at Parsons the New School, and teaches PHPP as part of the PH Consultant Training.

The Clients:

The clients have asked that their names remain anonymous, however, they still deserve credit for their pioneering spirit and the trust that they have put in our design.  Their ability to make smart, fast decisions has kept this project on track and their enthusiasm for the concepts of Passive House have led to the design constantly pushing the envelope.


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