Net zero energy challenge

United Way of Long Island's Net Zero Energy Challenge

 

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ABOUT THE PROJECT 

United Way of Long Island's ‘Net Zero Energy Challenge’ is the pathway to transforming the organization’s headquarters into a building that produces as much energy as it uses. Through the installation and utilization of 576 solar panel modules and air-source heat pumps, United Way will possess one of the largest solar arrays of any not-for-profit commercial building, excluding universities and hospitals, in New York State.  

Budgeted at $1.8 million, the Net Zero Energy Challenge encourages stakeholders to invest in a sustainable Long Island:

  • The cost savings by using renewable energy will be reinvested into United Way’s core programs and services
  • The building will be a live demonstration site for career training opportunities to young adults, veterans, and those looking to replicate the Net Zero Energy project design
  • The completed project site will be disaster resilient during extreme weather conditions 
     

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Rick Wertheim at 631-940-3722 or rwertheim@unitedwayli.org