190 8th Avenue- COMPLETED

190 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

This is a Multi-Family Home located at 190 8th Avenue #8, Brooklyn, NY. The property has a lot size of 1 and was built in 1920. It is multifunctional building serving as an apartment complex of 10 units. The Park Slope neighborhood makes a great hub for families and small businesses to thrive and support the economy. The neighborhood is classified in the Park Slope Historic District since it was one of earliest zones in New York City assigned this status by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).

This Multifamily building aims to improve the quality of multifamily housing units, while simultaneously making them more affordable for building owners and tenants. The chosen energy efficiency improvements, with the significance of the incentives increasing as the projected energy savings of the upgrade increase make this a model project for New York City residential-light commercial hybrid structures, and successful completion of this project opens the door to more energy savings throughout the city.

The building has been facing uneven heating problems during the winter season. The installation of TRVs (Thermostatic Radiator Valves) will address heating problems in the building. Smaller heating systems respond well to TRVs and will lower energy consumption.

About this project

The existing heating system is a one-pipe steam burning oil with a capacity of 297 MBH (223 MBH Output) – H.B Smith 19A series. The system is fired by a #2 fuel oil burner wired to the thermostat optimized to the need of the residents in the building. The piping system is old, which dramatically bring down the efficiency of the system. The goal of this project is to replace the existing air valves with programmable Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRV) to distribute heat evenly and efficiently in the system.

What we’re installing

  • Danfoss thermostatic radiator valve
  • Radiator shut on/off valves

Who is installing?

First Response Heating

Project timeline

  • August 2016 to September 2016

Why Invest?


Social Impact

The building sets itself an example to the community as a pioneer for energy efficiency. The retrofit helps preserve the building components which is important as it belongs the Park Slope Historic District.


Health Impact

This project aims at providing comfort to the residents and solve issues with uneven heat in the winter.


Environmental Impact

The boiler burns less fuel while providing the building with even heat at a better quality. Less green house gas will be emitted.


Financial Impact

This project brings down the fuel consumption by 15%.


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