Great Green Home | Depot Road Beacon House by United Way of Long Island

“Everyone deserves to live in a healthy home.” This has become the operating slogan for United Way of Long Island Housing Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization that builds homes for local governments and several of the 126 agencies funded under the United Way of Long Island umbrella. To fulfill this “healthy housing for all” vision, United Way began constructing homes to meet the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home program in 2014, and has certified five homes so far, including this 3,719-ft2 two–story home in Huntington Station that won a DOE Housing Innovation Award in 2017 in the affordable home category.

Explore this home and read more about its products and systems by clicking on the images below.

Project Data:

  • Name: United Veterans Beacon House
  • Location: Huntington Station, NY
  • Layout: 5 bdrm, 2.5 baths, 2 fl + bsmt, 3,719 ft2
  • Climate Zone: IECC 4A, mixed-humid
  • Completion: June 2017
  • Category: Affordable

Modeled Performance Data:

  • HERS Index: without PV 31, with PV -5
  • Projected Annual Energy Costs: without PV $1,750 with PV $-200
  • Projected Annual Energy Cost Savings (vs typical new homes): without PV $3,900, with PV $5,850
  • Projected Annual Energy Savings: with 4900 kWh, 1,300 therms; without PV 17,100 kWh, 1,600 therms
  • Added Construction Cost: without PV $7,350, with PV $39,000; solar thermal = $11,000

The images and information in this gallery were provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. See more great green homes like this one at the DOE Tour of Zero.

Topics: Building Green, GREAT GREEN HOMES

Companies: U.S. Department of Energy

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