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Architecture Students Design Affordable, Eco-Friendly Homes for Local Families

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Kyle Macht. Image by Angela Card

When the State College Community Land Trust (SCCLT), a local nonprofit housing assistance organization, approached Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture about designing an affordable, eco-friendly duplex for two local families, a team of faculty and student architects and engineers quickly made the project their mission, through the Hamer Center and Energy Efficient Housing Research Group (EEHR). Their goal was net-zero design in the most affordable way possible—something in which the team was well versed. In April, they won two awards in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Race to Zero Student Design Competition for design and systems integration excellence. 

For the full story, by Lauren Ingram, click here.

Image caption: Kyle Macht with an early model of the duplex by architecture students Chris Cardelli, Sam Davison and Brian Kerr. Credit: Angela Card.