SustaiNYC: Achieving Community, Economic and Environmental Sustainability through Passive House Design

Request for Proposals

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) invites developers to submit proposals for a new construction project in the East Harlem section of Manhattan. 

The Development Site is owned by the City of New York and located on Block 1617, Lots 20, 22-33 and 35-54. The Site consists of approximately 76,600 square feet and is located in Community District 11. The goal is to develop a high-quality, sustainable, mixed-income and mixed-use project that will expand affordable housing opportunities in the neighborhood.

Interested parties that choose to download the RFP using the link below must provide their contact information.  Only those who provide their contact information will receive updates or additional communications regarding the RFP.  The RFP contains a detailed description of the development program, requirements, guidelines, eligibility requirements, selection process, and submission requirements.

A pre-submission conference will be held at 2:00 PM on June 15, 2016 at 125 Worth Street, 2nd Floor auditorium, New York, NY 10013. Interested organizations are strongly encouraged to attend the conference.  If you are planning on attending the conference, please RSVP at the email address below.  People with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend the pre-submission conference should contact Evan Easterbrooks-Dick at the email address below.

All proposals are due in hand no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 23, 2016.  Detailed instructions are provided in the RFP.  

Passive House Trainings

NYSERDA will provide Passive House training sessions for developers and others interested in responding to the SustaiNYC RFP. This workshop will be hosted by the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx), and will provide guidance for meeting the Passive House requirements included in the SustaiNYC RFP. PHIUS and PHI will also attend the trainings to provide further insight. There are two sessions, each offering the same content:

Session 1: June 21, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM)

Session 2: June 28, 2016 (12:30 PM to 4 PM)

All communications must be IN WRITING to:

Evan Easterbrooks-Dick                             
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Office of Neighborhood Strategies
100 Gold Street, Room 9X
New York, NY 10038

Click here to register for future updates and download the SustaiNYC RFP

The following Proposal Forms can be downloaded below.