A joint partnership between the Town of Babylon, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the United Way of Long Island (UWLI) and the U.S. Green Building Council Long Island Chapter (USGBC-LI) was recently forged to host the inaugural Attainable Green Home Competition.
Announced with a press conference earlier this year, the competition, which is open to both professionals and students, aims to design a single-family home that is affordable to build and maintain while also addressing issues of sustainability, efficiency and environmental design.
The Town of Babylon will donated property in Wyndanch for the winning design to be build upon, the UWLI will construct the project, LIPA will provide expertise regarding energy efficiency, and the USGBC-LI will assist the winning design team to make sure the home is LEED certified (Gold or higher).
Designs entered will be judged on the following criteria: architecture, market appeal, innovation and energy use, affordability, sustainability, constructability, and repeatability, or the ease of which the design can be applied to different sites.
Registration for the competition opened January 31 and will May 20. The deadline for design submission is June 3. All entries must summed through the competitions web site, www.attainableli.com.