Students get an inside look at high performance home building
The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.
At the grand opening of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, students from the University of Missouri's Architectural Studies program toured the home and learned about the latest in high performance home building.
Michael Goldschidt, a professor in the department and the national director of the Healthy Homes Partnership, discussed the students' experience at the home and some of the lessons they learned.
The high performance five-bedroom, 3,700 square-foot Prairie-style home – built in partnership with Hibbs Homes, Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, and the High Performance Buildings Research Center (part of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortiumat the University of Missouri-Columbia) was constructed to provide the homeowners with better indoor air quality, lower energy costs, and better durability. This “Proud Green Home” educated and inspired building professionals and consumers about the benefits of building and living green. It was the second high performance demonstration home created with support from ProudGreenHome.com.
Read more about the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.
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