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Virtual Pro Tour: Affordable Passive Housing & Non-Profit Community Facility

Virtual Pro Tour: Affordable Passive Housing & Non-Profit Community Facility

Join this virtual Pro Tour to go behind-the-scenes with members of the team responsible for the Tree of Life project, a new building in Queens that will include 174 units of Passive House certified housing, a community health center, and a community facility operated by the First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica. Hear how the project team worked together to satisfy both high performance certification goals and the needs of the community the building was designed to serve.

Through a mix of video, presentation, and small group breakout rooms, we’re using a format that preserves the interactive, behind-the-scenes vibe that has made NESEA’s Pro Tours so popular.

Unlike a traditional webinar, attendees will come with their mics and cameras on: as a participant in this event, you’ll be able to see and hear other attendees, ask content experts questions directly, and meet new people in the NESEA community

This 12-story, mixed-use, certified Passive House building will downtown Jamaica, Queens 174 units of needed mixed-income affordable housing, a non-profit community healthcare facility, and community space. Attendees will learn about many aspects of making such a large-scale project a reality, including details of the structural system, envelope, the window details, construction sequence coordination and air sealing. Speakers will also describe decisions around the solar array, the ERV/VRF system and other HVAC considerations. 

This project was recognized as a Round One Winner in NYSERDA’s Buildings of Excellence competition. The Buildings of Excellence Competition, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), was launched in March 2019 and has awarded over $31 million to over three dozen exemplary new construction projects. Clickhere to learn more about Buildings of Excellence, the only competition of its kind.

If you have questions about this event, you can contact Florence at fmacgregor@nesea.org.