The 'Perch' Rental Building Will Meet Passive House Standards

By: Michael Hemsworth - Feb 5, 2016
References: perchliving & gizmag
Located in Hamilton Heights in Harlem, the 'Perch' rental building is set to be the city's first rental building that will be designed with Passive House standards from the get go for enhanced energy savings.

Purported to use 80-90% less energy than other similar dwelling designs, the 'Perch' building will contain units designed by Me and General Design that highlight reclaimed wood flooring and more.

Despite a rise in the number of consumers entering the housing market, the demand for rental units is showing little sign of slowing down. As such, sustainable rental buildings as seen with the 'Perch' in Harlem are helping to rebrand what's possible.

The 40,000-square-foot building will hold a total of 34 units with all of them being one or two bedrooms in size.