HANAC, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing for New York City’s senior citizens, as well as community outreach programs. Their building in the Corona neighborhood of Queens is unique in that it will provide over 60 affordable residential apartments to seniors while using a Passive House model.
New York Engineers designed this project with Passive House design in mind. Passive House design utilizes specific methods for insulation and ventilation that maximize energy efficiency for the life of the building and keep long-term costs down for owners and residents.
New York Engineers provided Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Fire Protection design consulting for this project.
Bethany Terraces is a 4-story senior housing facility containing 64 studio apartments and one 1-bedroom apartment. The project was designed to Passive House (PHIUS) Standards, Enterprise Green Communities Standards, and NYSERDA Multifamily New Construction Program (Tier 3).
Habitat NYC has adapted the model to work in New York City's complex urban building environment. They acquire land and buildings from New York's City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development and other governmental agencies for a nominal fee.
Woodlawn Senior Living is a new 3-story 80 unit affordable independent residence for seniors (AIRS). The building has community space on the ground floor, is designed to Passive House Standards.