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Date: June 5th, 2023
Module to participate in HUD Innovative Housing Showcase and to host training on modular construction for real estate developers
Pittsburgh, PA - Homebuilding company Module will be featuring its all-electric Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) at the National Mall in Washington D.C. on June 9th - 11th as part of HUD’s Innovative Housing Showcase. The HUD Showcase is a three-day event featuring new building technologies and housing solutions that are making housing more innovative, resilient, and affordable for American families.
“We are excited to be featured as part of HUD’s Innovative Housing Showcase in Washington D.C. At our Last Mile Lab, our team is developing improved products and processes for the industry. This showcase provides us an opportunity to share best practices with a national audience, including the very policymakers who are a critical part to alleviating the nation’s housing shortage,” said CEO of Module Brian Gaudio.
In addition to being featured in the Showcase, on June 9th Module will be hosting a day long training event for real estate developers on how they can leverage modular construction for infill housing development. The training, which is for developers from the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas, is being hosted in partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, a national leader in affordable housing development, funding, and support.
Module’s ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit)
The home was built in Module’s Last Mile Lab, a space dedicated to testing new products and developing new methods to build better, more sustainable homes. A core focus of building this unit was to provide students from the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh (TIP) a chance to work on a real home, and to do so in a manufacturing environment. The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh is a non-profit vocational training program focused on training individuals with barriers to employment.
The ADU is designed to the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Housing standard and features a variety of energy efficient features. At 275 Sq. Ft. this unit has everything needed for day to day living – including an efficiency kitchen, full bath, exterior insulation, and an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) which provides fresh air to homes that are tightly sealed.
Module is a Pittsburgh-based homebuilding startup, whose product and processes enable housing providers to deliver design forward, high quality, energy efficient housing faster than traditional means. Module builds to the Department of Energy, Zero Energy Ready standards which puts them into the top 1% of Energy Efficient homes in the country.
About Trade Institute of Pittsburgh
Trade Institute of Pittsburgh (TIP) is a nonprofit vocational training provider dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment while meeting a growing need for skilled tradespeople across the region. TIP's mission is to empower men and women with significant barriers to employment through skill building and job opportunities. TIP offers a 10-week tuition-free program in masonry, a 7-week tuition-free program in carpentry, life skills courses, and social service support. Students are matched with a variety of trades or trade-related fields upon graduation.