Freeport Low Energy Passive House is a project designed by a.m.Benzing architects pllc. Designing a building in a flood zone is a challenge but it is an opportunity as well. In order to achieve resilient homes, building codes require all vital building elements to be above the flood elevation. This makes sense but has real consequences for our cities and towns. I was compelled to think about these consequences because of my spontaneous bid in an auction for a small property on the South Shore of Long Island. New York State auctioned off homes destroyed by Sandy and unwillingly abandoned by their owners.