“The ZERH will provide these vets with much needed comfort, health, and a better living experience while saving taxpayers with very low operational expenses.”

- Rick Wertheim, senior vice-president of the Housing Development Corporation and Housing and Green Initiatives, United Way of Long Island

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“The ZERH will provide these vets with much needed comfort, health, and a better living experience while saving taxpayers with very low operational expenses. United Way of Long Island runs a program called "VetsBuild." Veterans learn … building science, energy retrofit, and weatherization, as well as green and high-performance home building. Each class works on a real ZER home; the class of 2016/17 helped build this house for fellow veterans in need.”

 – Rick Wertheim, senior vice-president of the Housing Development Corporation and Housing and Green Initiatives, United Way of Long Island