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NYSERDA Home Performance Challenge Project

This page presents results related to the NYSERDA Home Performance Challenge (HomePIC) Project. This NYSERDA-sponsored project seeks to demonstrate that highly energy efficient design practices can be applied in moderately-priced homes. Our team works with builders to incorporate energy efficient design and construction practices into their homes and then follows up with testing and monitoring to confirm performance. The goal is to achieve building envelope equivalent to a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Score of 93.


HHQ – 113 Woodland Ave, Syracuse

The original version of the house was intended to be built the summer of 2007 at 102 W Newell St. However the same design was ultimately built at the Woodland Ave location. The "redesigned" house at 113 Woodland Ave was completed in the Spring of 2010.

HHQ – 301, 303, 305, and 5303 Bunker Hill Way, Syracuse

HHQ purchased this partially completed 4-unit townhome (basement only) and our team helped to develop an energy efficient design for the units. The "redesigned" units were completed in 2011. The HomePIC project is supporting the improvements to the end unit in the Town of Onondaga. The 3 units in the City of Syracuse are supported with Syracuse COE funds.

Madison Project – 111 Madison St, Troy

The building at 111 Madison St is half of an existing brick building. The other half of the building is 109 Madison Street. Each half of the building contains two apartments. The apartments in 109 were renovated in 2007. The apartments in 111 are part of the HomePic project.

Inverness Gardens/Miller Homes Project – Liverpool, NY

Miller Homes is in the planning stages to construct 80 units in a new lot known as 'Inverness Gardens' with the first Townhouse demonstrating cost effective energy efficient measures.