College of Design architecture students partnered with engineering students at the College of Science and Engineering to design a prototype Zero Energy Home (ZEH) for Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota.
Two net-zero homes were designed and developed by the students. The first home, coined the Princeton Prefab, will be built the summer of 2011 by Habitat. The shell and structure will be assembled June 21-26, 2011 by volunteers at the International Episcopal Youth Event held at Bethel University. The house will then be moved to Princeton, MN for completion.
The second home, called the Core House, will become a prototype Habitat for Humanity Zero Energy Home. Habitat will be using the Core House design, collaboration process, and results as a case study for sharing with other Habitat affiliates nationwide.
- Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota press release: "First Minnesota Habitat for Humanity Zero-Energy Home"
- "Episcopal you gather to connect and serve," by Joe Bjordal, Episcopal News Service