577 W 161st Street, NY, NY
Washington Heights Multifamily-Passive House is a 6-story, mixed-use rental building in Washington Heights. The building was designed to meet Passive House standards to provide a better living experience. PMA placed emphasis on improving energy efficiency by adding insulation at the building’s exterior walls, which helped minimize the need for an extensive heating system. The materials were carefully selected, floors, and ceilings are polished concrete. The building intends to achieve significant operational savings over a standard structure.
The first floor has a medical office, with additional space in the cellar. Residential units are on the 2-6th floor, and there is an outdoor recreation area at the back.
Client/Owner: Rohan Developments LLC
Description: 6-story, mixed use building in Washington Heights
Year completed: 2018
Size/number of units: 20 DU + 1 Medical Office