June 1, 2007 - HUD Debuts First Sustainability Design PATH Concept Home
The PATH Concept Home Omaha, a 2,000-square-foot craftsman-style house designed with sustainability, efficiency and affordability in mind and located in a dynamic urban neighborhood, will be opened to the public June 6. The home combines dozens of innovative products and systems with traditional design elements to create a comfortable and affordable home. The home was created through HUD’s Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, an initiative between the U.S. government and America’s homebuilding industry.
The Concept Home was designed for flexibility - easy to update and expand for different life stage, new owners or the latest technological innovations; efficiency - easy to build and easy to live in; and sustainability - featuring green, energy-efficient products, systems and materials. The Concept Home meets ENERGY STAR™, Environments for Living and LEED for Homes criteria.
The Concept Home will be open to the public from 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on June 6th, and then by appointment throughout the month. Visitors can learn about more than 50 innovative products, technologies and systems in the house. For additional information on the PATH Concept Home including the plans, videos and photographs documenting the construction process and the builder’s blog, visit www.pathnet.org.