2020 Housing Innovation Award Grand Winner

A 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Housing Innovation Grand Award Winner


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“This is the first project United Way of Long Island has constructed using BIM (building information modeling) which produces integrated three-dimensional renderings of every aspect of a home, including framing, HVAC, plumbing and electrical. It allows a construction team to visualize how components fit together, giving team members a better understanding of the end product. They can see potential conflicts in sequencing of construction steps, and potential problem areas such as maintaining a continuous air and thermal barrier around a home’s conditioned space.


This is United Way of Long Island's sixth HIA and fifth grand awards in the affordable homes category since 2015. 

This Award-Winning home achieved a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of 37 without photovoltaic (PV), or -2 with PV, enough to power the home and an electric vehicle. The home is expected to save about $5,300 a year in utility costs, which is critically important to the nonprofit agency that owns the home.


About The Housing Innovation Awards
Since 2013, The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Housing Innovation Awards has recognized the very best in innovation on the path to zero energy ready homes.  The Housing Innovation Awards recognize forward-thinking builders for delivering American homebuyers with the home of the future, today. Explore these award winning homes on the Tour of Zero.