Award Winning Homes

We Build Zero Energy Ready Homes... the home of the future

United Way of Long Island’s reputation as experts in weatherization, energy efficiency and sustainability is not limited to the immediate area. Proving itself a leader in the movement of zero-energy ready homes nationwide, United Way of Long Island was named the Grand Award Winner six times and the Award Winner once in the Affordable Home category of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards. This is the first time a builder from Long Island has been granted this prestigious award. 

View our U.S. Department of Energy Award-Winning Homes:

2021 Medford - Grand Award Winning Home
2020 Port Jefferson Station - Grand Award Winning Home
2019 East Patchogue - Grand Award Winning Home
2018 Coram - Award Winning Home
2017 South Huntington - Grand Award Winning Home
2016 Patchogue - Grand Award Winning Home
2015 Patchogue  - Grand Award Winning Home


Praise for Housing:

"I first learned of Rick's work with United Way's green and high-performance construction, energy retrofits, and workforce development training programs in 2015 when I spoke with him regarding a home that United Way has certified to the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home criteria. That was nominated for and won a DOE Housing Innovation Awards in 2015, 16, 17, 18, and 19. United Way has also been selected by the judges as the Grand Award winner in the affordable housing category in each of those years as well, an accomplishment unequaled by any other affordable builder and unique among market-rate builders as well."

-Theresa L. Gilbride, Building Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

What is a Zero Energy Ready Home?

Zero Energy Ready Homes (ZERH) leverage advanced technology for superior energy efficiency and performance. Homeowners should expect minimal to zero utility bills when living in a ZERH house.