Built on the site of a previously developed lot, HFHNC and USGBC-LI worked together to help this unassuming home in Elmont become one of the first HFHNC LEED Certified homes on Long Island. Habitat had been building their homes to meet the requirements of Energy Star for Homes Certification so the next logical step was to have their homes LEED Certified. Habitat hopes to continue certifying all of their new homes under the LEED for Homes Rating System. HFHNC builds its homes largely with the help of volunteer labor. In the spirit of building a partnership for the better good USGBC-LI Residential Green Building Committee volunteers worked to help set goals and strategies as well as document the credits that contributed to the LEED for Homes Certification.
The house includes a 4.5 KW Solar Array that was installed by volunteers of the Long Island Solar Energy Industries Association (LISEIA), which, along with the homes tight thermal envelop and correctly sized heating system, contributes to the homes annual energy savings of more than 40% above a comparably sized home. Non-toxic finishes and low flow plumbing fixture also contribute to homes LEED for Homes Certification.
Image: Habitat for Humanity Elmont House
Volunteers installing homes solar panels
USGBC-LI volunteers at Earth Day event