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Paul A. Castrucci Awarded Brooklyn Citation

On August 5th, 2015, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, on behalf of Borough President Eric L. Adams, bestowed Further Inc., Aeon Solar and our office with Citations in recognition of our work to make energy sustainability a reality.

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R-951 Pacific Residence Recognized at Phius Awards

On September 10th, 2015, R-951 Residence was recognized by the Passive House Institute in the US as an exemplary project that uses Passive House practices and Net Zero methodologies. R-951 Residence was awarded second place in their Multifamily Passive House Category.

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Paul A. Castrucci Accepts AIA Cote Award

In September 2015, the first Net Zero and Passive House building in the city, R-951, was declared the AIA NY COTE winner for the Townhouse category. On December 14th, Paul A. Castrucci was presented the award in a ceremony at the AIA headquarters in New York, where he gave a short lecture on the project's high efficiency for energy conversation and innovating technologies.

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R-951 Pacific Wins Trailblazing Project Award

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority has recognized Paul A. Castrucci, Architect with the Trailblazing Project Award for the R-951 Residence. The Trailblazing Award honors the Passive House/Net Zero building as an innovative and unique high performance prototype.

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https://www.castrucciarchitect.com/blog/2016/12/7/open-house-158-clifton-place-brooklyn-1

For the 13th International Passive House Days Paul A. Castrucci, RA and Grayson Jordan, RA gave guided open house tour of 158 Clifton Place, Brooklyn on Friday, November 11 at 1 p.m. The architects held an educational event on site for builders, engineers, architects, developers, affordable homeowners and green building enthusiasts to learn more about this Passive House retro-fit (EnerPhit). This Brooklyn project is of an 1887 wooden row house, and is located in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood. In addition to Passive House construction, the project will feature a 7.5 kW solar array and reclaimed wood on the exterior facades and throughout the interior.

Partners for this project include, The Right Environments, SawKill Lumber and Blue Line Construction.

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For 13th International Passive House Days Paul A. Castrucci, RA and Jaime Alvarez, RA gave a guided open house tour of 377 East 10th Street in the East Village on Friday, November 11 at 3:30 p.m. The architects held a discussion on site for builders, engineers, architects, developers, affordable homeowners and green building enthusiasts to learn more about the project. This New York Passive House open house tour focused on how the firm is implementing Passive House construction and addressing the neighborhood demand for affordable housing. Reduction in energy use is critical to maintaining affordable housing, where residents may already be financially challenged.

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New York City - Paul A. Castrucci, Architect joins New York Passive House (NYPH) for the 13th International Passive House Days. NYPH tours offer the public and industry experts a first hand interaction with Passive Houses. Paul A. Castrucci, RA and Grayson Jordan, RA will guide the open house tour of 158 Clifton Place, Brooklyn on Friday, November 11 at 1 p.m. The architects will also hold a discussion and educational event on site for builders, engineers, architects, developers, affordable homeowners and green building enthusiasts to learn more about the project.

158 Clifton Place is a Passive House retro-fit (EnerPhit) of an 1887 wooden row house, and is located in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. In addition to Passive House construction, the project will feature a 7.5 kW solar array and reclaimed wood on the exterior facades and throughout the interior. Partners for this project include, The Right Environments, SawKill Lumber and Blue Line Construction.

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The building is being adapted to meet the Passive House EnerPHit and Enterprise Green Communities standards. The firm is incorporating Passive House design techniques such as air tight construction, improved insulation and windows, and energy recovery ventilation, the buildings are made truly sustainable and truly affordable. 

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https://www.castrucciarchitect.com/blog/2017/1/18/in-process-sustainable-affordable-housing-377-east-10th-st-new-york-ny

377 East 10th Street is a gut renovation project in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York. Our design team engaged in a participatory design process with the existing tenants, many of whom had lived in their spaces for more than 20 years. Through a series of one on one meetings with the tenants, their ideas and spatial needs were incorporated into the project.


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Sustainable and affordable housing is an essential part of our practice for more than twenty years. The firm is pleased to present two current sustainable and affordable housing projects in the East Village community. The project team includes the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board and a developer partner BFC Partners and SMJ Development. More on this project in progress . . .

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