The Real Deal: Development Updates – The seven-story, 13-unit environmentally friendly boutique condominium developed by HPI Development LLC, and Stribling Marketing Associates, is now 80 percent sold out. The remaining units include a two-bedroom, 890-square-foot apartment for $975,000, and a three-bedroom unit with 1,253 square feet for $1.475 million.

Mann Report: Brooklyn’s 255 Columbia Street 80% Sold – Since launching sales in the beginning of October, HPI Development, LLC and Stribling Marketing Associates have announced that 255 Columbia Street is already 80% sold.

The New York Times: Homes – Smart and green features have become the latest status symbol for today's high-end buyers, who are lining up for well-planned, airtight homes pre-wired with sound and Internet and fed with freshly filtered air and water. Even homes built more than a century ago can be retrofitted to facilitate controlled lighting and shades, and to control networks of home security cameras that can be monitored from around the world.

Brokers Weekly: Strong Interest in Passive Homes – HPI Development has launched sales at its new Passive House designed 255 Columbia Street in the Brooklyn waterfront district. The new seven-story condo employs Passive House design, which combines comfortable living with energy efficiency and environmental friendliness.

New York Times: ‘Zero Energy’ Construction Crosses the Ocean – Environmentally friendly and conservation-minded building techniques have been around for decades. But only in recent years have standards, like LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, been developed for builders to follow.

255 Columbia reveals its Passive House Charms – Hot, eco-diggity — the site is out for 255 Columbia in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. The new seven-story project will have 13 residences ranging from two- to four-bedroom units, each with private outdoor space, according to the official site.

Passively Designed 255 Columbia Launches Sales From $900K – One of the two dozen new developments to hit the market this fall has, well, hit it. There were few details about the enigmatic 255 Columbia Street except that it would include passive house design and private terraces on all the units.

Sales Launch at Forthcoming Green “Boutique” Condo Building on Waterfront – Sales and marketing have started up for 255 Columbia, a Passive House boutique condo building that is going up on Columbia Street in the Columbia Street Waterfront area. Move-in is expected in winter of 2014, according to developer HPI Development LLC.

The Passive House: Sealed for Freshness – When you visit Sloan and Jennifer Ritchie’s new passive house in the Madison Park neighborhood here, it takes a while to notice all the things you’re not hearing. Look out the living room windows and you can see a gardener wielding one of those ear-piercing leaf blowers in the yard, but you would never know it inside.

New York Post: BQExcellent – Those who live in the Columbia Waterfront neighborhood of Brooklyn know that the big expanse of highway cutting off their neighborhood from the delights of Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens is called "the trench."