Habitat for Humanity Net Zero: Green, Affordable Homes

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Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County’s latest venture offers solutions to combat three significant challenges in NYC: low homeownership rate, racial housing inequity and building decarbonization.

The organization’s pioneering Net Zero project consists of 13 affordable single- and multi-family modular homes which will be developed in Jamaica, Queens. The homes, which will follow one of four architectural designs and incorporate Passive House principles, will provide a combined 19,500 SF of affordable housing. 

On April 26, join the Cross-Learning Alliance for an inside look at these homes. Speakers will provide background on how this ambitious idea came together, as well as design goals, construction challenges, and how the project minimizes environmental impacts while supporting homeownership and low-cost maintenance.

This event is presented in partnership with the Cross-Learning Alliance

AIA New York   Urban Green Council   ASHRAE

Cross-Learning Alliance events are designed to bridge the knowledge gap between the people that own, design, build, manage, operate and commission buildings.


Julia Diegel
VP of Resource Development , Habitat for Humanity NYC and Westchester County

Orlando Marin
VP of Real Estate and Construction, Habitat for Humanity NYC and Westchester County

Juliana Bernal Guinand
Director of Real Estate Development, Habitat for Humanity NYC and Westchester County

Grayson Jordan
Partner, Paul Castrucci, Architect

Tristan Grant
Director of Sustainability Services, NY, MaGrann Associates

Benjamin Rodney
VP of Construction, Hines