Developer Voltaic Solaire is attempting an unusual $1 million renovation that will convert an inefficient Park Slope prewar into a “net zero” building, one that is neutral to the city’s electric grid, the New York Times reported. The building, located at 367 Fifth Avenue, will be covered in solar skin and panels, use LED lighting and be completely insulated. Voltaic Solaire is so confident that it can make the 7,000-square-foot building self-sustaining it is bundling utilities with rents.
This isn’t the first super-green renovation to hit Brooklyn. As The Real Deal reported previously, developer Brendan Aguayo is building a so-called “passive house” in Prospect Heights, but the Park Slope project will be the first to try and create all the energy it consumes. [more]