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“To me it’s a no-brainer. It’s got everything I’ve been looking for.”

DOE Tour of Zero: Options for Community Living by United Way of Long Island: Deer Park, NY; unitedwayli.org. 1,436 square feet, HERS score 4, -$40 average monthly energy bill, $2,500 annual savings, $139,000 saved in the first 30 years.
Key features list: High-performance insulation system for enhanced quiet and comfort, comprehensive draft protection, fresh air system for cleaner indoor air, high-efficiency comfort system, energy-efficient appliances and advanced lighting technology for
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“We’ve made a 100% commitment to build to the DOE ZERH program moving forward with new and retrofit homes. When people talk Passive House, I say why go there when you could do this instead? Same with LEED. To me it’s a no-brainer. It’s got everything I’ve been looking for.”

– Rick Wertheim, program manager, United Way of Long Island Housing Development Corp. 

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DOE Tour of Zero: Options for Community Living by United Way of Long Island floorplans.