1182 Woodycrest Avenue is a new Passive House, and affordable housing development in the Bronx. Upon completion, it will offer affordable rents for families with household incomes between 30% and 80% of the average area income.
Developed by Crown Holdings and The Bluestone Organization, the scheme builds upon experience with low energy intensity and advanced clean energy buildings to refine a model of low-income housing that is beneficial for the people who live in it, the developers that own and operate it, the public funding which finances it and the environment in general.
The scheme will be built using ICF wall construction and a composite concrete flooring system and it will be fully accessible, with adaptable units. It will use Energy Star rated appliances and LED lighting, to meet Passive House Institute of US, Energy Star, and the Green Enterprise and Community Design Guidelines.
The schemes scales up the core Passive House strategies of airtightness, robust panelized thermal envelope and energy recovery and pairs this with advanced VRF air source heat pumps and on-site solar PV electricity generation in a nine story 45 unit high rise setting. Setting the stage for future efficient developments in the tight confines of New York City’s small lots and strict code restrictions.