Join GreenHomeNYC Saturday, October 13th as we tour 227 East Third Street, one of the most energy efficient multifamily buildings in New York.
In a departure from the norm of trying to make a building energy efficient by adding fancy gadgets, 227 East Third Street has achieved extreme energy efficiency at zero extra cost by combining normal materials with better design. The building features a minimum efficiency boiler, R-13 wall insulation, standard aluminum frame windows, and concrete block walls.
The result is the first energy efficient building built for the same cost as code minimum construction, which has the lowest measured heating energy use (3.8 BTU/SF/HDD) of any apartment building in NYC. Participants will see the finished product and also see the bare bones of the building.
Henry Gifford, director of mechanical system design at Architecture and Energy Limited, will personally guide the tour. Together with architect Chris Benedict, Henry has designed and overseen construction of over seventy energy efficient buildings in New York, since 1996.
This is a terrific opportunity to learn how to design buildings that are very energy efficient, yet cost no extra to build.
About the NYC Green Buildings Open House
The Green Buildings Open House is GreenhomeNYC’s semi-annual guided tour of green buildings all over New York City, taking place in the Spring and Fall of every year.
The event gives New Yorkers a chance to get inside Green buildings and hear about their inner workings from the owners, architects, and engineers who designed, built and operate them. Visitors will come away with new expectations of comfort, livability, energy and environmental benefits.
Since 2003, GreenHomeNYC has organized the NYC Green Buildings Open House as a part of Northeast Sustainable Energy Associaion’s (NESEA) Green Buildings Open House and the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) National Solar Tour.