Eco Brooklyn is an innovative green building company focused on turning New York green through low resource material usage and energy efficient construction. We offer a full range of services from design to construction.
The Eco Brooklyn team sees the home as a living being with inner organs, lungs, a skin and a body. We attempt to build the home so that it will remain healthy and safe for many years to come. We specialize in what we call the “green aesthetic” or Wabi-Sabi design, which incorporates the use of natural materials, like wood and clay, and provides a home that is soothing and invigorating. We combine these elements with attention to the overall Feng Shui of each microcosm and macrocosm in the home.
Our clients are forward thinking Brooklyn and Manhattan brownstone owners seeking to make the world a greener place through innovative green building techniques. Our renovations push the envelope of and redefine green building for Brooklyn and NY brownstones.
In addition to completing Brownstone renovations for clients, Eco Brooklyn also invests in houses and “greens” them. These houses are used as New York community outreach platforms to help train local workers and educate the community in good green building techniques.
Eco Brooklyn’s green renovation strives for three goals for deconstruction, rebuilding and the finished home:
- Zero or negative waste created
- Zero or negative new materials used
- A home that requires zero energy to run and actually generates extra energy.
We call this the Zero Brownstone and achieve it through salvage, green roofs, gray water and other methods. Part of our technique is the Passive House standard – a green brownstone that requires little or no heating and cooling.