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Passive homes gaining traction in NYC

Passive homes are starting to gain traction in the NYC real estate market with a few projects done and more on the way according to the NYT Sunday real estate section. These homes reduce the loss of energy tremendously by more efficient construction materials including thick insulated walls and double pane windows. They do not have traditional heating and cooling systems but rather use a system that exchanges interior and exterior air.

Rental project at 542 W 153 street called Perch Harlem to be built to Passive House standards.
Rental project at 542 W 153 street called Perch Harlem to be built to Passive House standards.

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