Every resident of the block knows that the biggest expenses are incurred for electricity, heating and hot water. In New York, so is the first passive building called Perch, which thanks to the appropriate construction will allow residents to save a lot of money.
The construction is erected near Hamilton Heights and will be ready for use as early as May this year. This is the first passive building to be built in New York City, and if the experiment goes well, probably not the only one.
Perch has been designed from the ground up to meet the requirements of a passive house. As engineers provide, it consumes about 80-90% less electricity than a traditional building, and in no way limits its usability.
There is a 20 cm thick wall insulation that lowers the fluctuation of the temperature and reduces the amount of energy needed to warm the rooms. Window glass has been specially adapted to the climate of the region and the level of insolation. In addition, the windows are positioned so that they can get as much sunlight as possible. In contrast, the heat generated by the air conditioning system serves to heat water.
Obviously, every resident has the full ability to regulate the climate individually, so it does not have to be limited at all, and yet his energy bills should be much lower compared to the residents of standard buildings.