A free June 9-11 event in Washington will feature some outside-the-box affordable housing solutions. Two Fla. companies are exhibitors; some events will be online.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced new details regarding the Innovative Housing Showcase, including the first round of exhibitors.
The Showcase will be an open-to-the-public event on the National Mall. The goal, according to HUD, is to “raise awareness of innovative and affordable housing designs and technologies that have the potential to increase housing supply, lower the cost of construction, increase energy efficiency and resilience, and reduce housing expenses for owners and renters.”
A detailed agenda and links to attend the virtual portions will be posted online at: hud.gov/Innovative_Housing. Policymakers, housing industry representatives, the media and general public are all encouraged to attend.
“Innovation in housing is a crucial component of our work to increase housing supply and lower costs for American families,” says HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “The Innovative Housing Showcase will display cutting edge designs from across the building industry – from affordability to resiliency and energy efficiency. I encourage everyone to join us on the National Mall this June to experience the future of housing.”
The showcase will feature dozens of exhibits, including full-sized, enterable prototype homes. It will show off building technologies that address accessibility, affordability, resilience and the future of housing. It’s the third iteration of the Showcase on the National Mall.
“In an industry that is often seen as slow to innovate, this is a key opportunity to show that home builders are an active part of the solution to the housing affordability crisis,” says Alicia Huey, NAHB chairman.
The Showcase exhibitors will offer a range of housing innovations from construction methods to software.
- ARIS Hydronics – Milwaukie, Oregon
- Azure Printed Homes – Culver City, California
- Boxabl – Las Vegas, Nevada
- Cavco – Phoenix, Arizona
- Connect Homes – Los Angeles
- Cypress CDC – Brooklyn, New York
- Demizine Technology – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- EcoSmart Stud – Bloomington, Minnesota
- EMerge Alliance – Alexandria, Virginia
- Hierromat Development – Fort Lauderdale
- J L. Filbey & Sons Capital Partners – Palm Beach
- Kit Switch – Los Angeles, California
- Module – Pittsburgh
- Mr Hemp House – Indianapolis, Indiana
- NanoArchitech – Gilroy, California
- National Ready Mixed Concrete Association – Alexandria, Virginia
- PathHouse – Portland, Oregon
- ProforMap – Walnut Creek, California
- ReMo Homes – Los Angeles
- Steel and Spark – Phoenix, Arizona
- Structural Building Components Association – Irving, Texas
- TimberAge – Durango, Colorado
- Triodetic – Syracuse, New York
- UMH – Freehold Township, New Jersey
- WheelPad – Wilmington, Vermont
To complement the Showcase, HUD will live stream several technical sessions on June 8 and June 9 from the National Building Museum. On June 8, HUD is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy and EMerge Alliance to offer a morning and afternoon broadcast. On June 9, HUD is collaborating with the International Code Council for an afternoon broadcast.
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