Archive for October, 2014



Energy consultant David White ( leads his Parsons architectural class through the house for a pre-construction and Halloween “Passive House Blower Door” test.

Here, he demonstrates the duel use of blower door technology as a ready made costume. Test results determined that the house possesses a frightening level of energy leakage.

gennero_polyisoThis lot of reclaimed Polyiso hard foam insulation for the roof was acquired from Gennero Brooks-Church of Eco-Brooklyn from this storage site in Red Hook, Bklyn. The scrap foam doesn’t look pretty – but salvaged and hidden under the roof, it just needs to work – and will, at a fraction of the cost of new.