About Eco Brooklyn Inc.
Eco Brooklyn Inc. is an innovative green contracting and design firm in Brooklyn with one simple focus: to Turn New York Green!
Our background is in green real estate, development, renovation and sustainable energy. Led by Green Builder Gennaro Brooks-Church, Eco Brooklyn is passionate about using old and new technologies to increase the quality of living while reducing costs and benefiting the environment.
Depending on the need, Gennaro Brooks-Church draws from a wide circle of fellow green builders, whether it be a certified a green roof installer, a green real estate broker, a radiant floor specialist, a green real estate manager, a solar thermal installer, a Solar PV installer, a high efficiency boiler specialist, and a green educator.
We focus these skills on building high quality and energy efficient structures that are durable and low cost. Attention is put on using salvaged, sustainable and local materials.
Our design skills encompass architectural design and structural engineering, allowing us to provide the entire service from idea to a finished product. We integrate intelligent green techniques with aesthetic design and use passive solar strategies to maximize natural heating and cooling as well as visual aesthetics. Our intelligent ventilation techniques, both natural and mechanical, create fresh air homes that are comfortable and healthy. We build along the Passive House standard from Germany.
Our heating design is centered on maximum comfort and minimum cost. Whether it is a split system heat pump, radiant flooring, geothermal, solar thermal, high efficiency boilers or a combination, our heating and cooling systems are precisely fitted for the space and budget.
Eco Brooklyn is fully licensed and insured to do home improvement work in the state of NY. Insurance includes: Liability, Disability and Workers Compensation. Liability is up to $2 Million.
Eco Brooklyn adheres to the ethics outlined in our membership with Sustainable Business Network New York City. The ethical sustainable business practices are specified in the triple bottom line – People, Planet, and Profit. Every decision we make considers whether all the people involved, the planet as a whole and the bottom line of everyone involved benefits from the action.
As a continuation to this we build along the Build It Forward criteria where all building must be made to last at least one hundred years, be a desirable gift to future generations and not drain existing resources.
With this strategy we hope to turn Brooklyn green!
I have lived in a house built by Eco Brooklyn for six years now and I can't love it enough. The finishes were built to get more beautiful over time. They used natural oils instead of varnish for the wood. They exposed beams. The salvaged marble and old wood flooring is gorgeous. I love the way they designed the layout to maximize light and space. It feels good to know my house is not only beautiful but didn't kill a forest to build. I highly recommend Eco Brooklyn. They are professional, creative and have a passion for ecology that is unmatched. They don't build like other builders, but that is definitely a compliment.
We started out hiring Gennaro for a shade structure for our roof and have wound up using him for so many other projects at our house - an outdoor shower, planters, a pergola, and plan to use him for many others. His crew is super respectful, efficient and easy to work with. Gennaro always responds to our requests quickly and offers insightful answers to our questions. We definitely plan to use him again.
If you're looking for an excellent contractor that is has great ideas and an eco-friendly building philosophy, I highly recommend Gennaro and his team Very professional, honest and talented. We trusted them to create a roof top shade structure and built-in planter boxes using all reclaimed wood for our home in Brooklyn. He brought a vision and made recommendations that were smart and well executed, like the passive irrigation system hooked into the gutters (no watering!). Everyone on the team was great and patient with all the questions we had about the process and materials. We've been through a number of renovations and have worked with lots of contractors over the years and Gennaro is definitely one of the best. We'll definitely work with him and his team again in the future on our next project.
My company Fullwheelfarmers is in the business of creating natural regenerative landscapes through ecological design in North Carolina. When I received my first opportunity to create a Natural Pool, I immediately reached out to Gennaro and the Eco Brooklyn team. Genarro, clearly has passion for developing natural swimming pools to the highest level. He has a wealth of knowledge and will continue to be my guide for my future projects. I would recommend that you consult Eco-Brooklyn when considering any "next level" sustainable building project.
I found Eco Brooklyn by spotting some reclaimed wood shelves in a store that looked almost exactly like what I was trying to find for my living room. I called Gennaro Brooks-Church, and in no time, he came to see the place and designed a beautiful shelving set for the living room. He spent a great deal of time discussing every aspect of the shelves (thickness, color, degree of wear on the wood) to make sure that I would be happy with the final product. I was having some doubts about the color finish and he helped me think it through and come up with a fantastic finish that matched the character of the room and the wall colors. He took little time to fabricate the shelves and in no time, was ready to have them installed. His installation folks did a great job on the installation, and spent hours fitting the shelves in (even working through a piping tube that they had to carve holes around) and the result is magnificent. The shelves look like they always belonged there, and they truly add a lot of character to the living room. They are simply gorgeous! I highly recommend Gennaro and his team. He is friendly, resourceful and has excellent taste, while being very reasonable on pricing. Overall a great experience!
Eco Brooklyn is doing some really great stuff in the Brooklyn building scene. They take green building to a new level by really pushing the envelope. They prove that you can build green and keep it affordable. They do this by doing alternative things that aren't mainstream (yet) that brings the price down and quality up. It's real old school craftsmanship but at the same time high tech. Hard to describe. You have to see their show house. They have this show house that highlights the work they do. Worth checking out. I was really inspired by it.
we hired Eco Brooklyn to do our kitchen. Amazing!
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- Certified Green Roof Installer
- Certified Passive House Trade Person
- USGBC Member
- General Contractors License 1283423