Affordable Senior Living in a Mid-Rise Passive House

Exterior of the project plan

Event Date: 

Friday, October 20, 2017


New York, New York
New York, NY

CEU Information: 

CEUs: 3.0 AIA LU/HSW; certificates of attendance provided to all attendees

Cost: $25 for NESEA Members, $35 for Non-members

This Pro Tour will feature Corona Senior Residence, an 8-story building which is poised to become the first senior housing development in New York built to Passive House International Standards. The project developed by HANAC, Inc. and designed by Think! Architecture and Design will provide the community with 68 units of affordable housing and an early education center.

The Pro Tour is hosted by the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA), the Passive House consultant for the building, and will allow attendees to learn about the building’s history, design process, materials, and the partnerships that made this ambitious project a reality.  Attendees will tour the residences at the peak of construction, granting them a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at this urban midrise.

Representatives from AEA and Duncan Architects (the PHPP modeler) will be on hand to explain the strategies that are being employed for optimal energy performance. They will be joined by other project team members who will speak to specific aspects of the building’s performance and construction. The event will conclude with a networking reception and a Q&A with the project team.

Site Details
  • 57,600 sf; 8 stories
  • 68 units, plus early education facility



1:30 PM

Doors open, registration, networking and coffee (Starting at AEA Energy Management Training Center in the Bronx)

2:00 PM

Welcome by NESEA, detailed presentation of the project

3:15 PM

Group travels together by bus to project site in Corona, Queens

4:00 PM

Tour: attendees break into small groups to rotate through content-specific stations

5:30 PM

Q&A Panel with members of project team (at HANAC Corona). Light refreshments provided.

6:10 PM


6:30 PM

Event Concludes.


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