Look Inside: Twin Cities Habitat + School of Architecture Net Zero Home
As the family moving into the Net Zero Energy house prepares for life in their new home, KSTP-TV takes a tour with the owner.
>> Update: December 20, 2013
Sarah Olson and Abdi Mohamed are the homebuyers moving into the Net Zero Energy Home. In it, they will be raising their four-year-old twins,
Jamal and Sofia. Their six-year-old nephew, Yahya, will also be living
with the family.
You’ve given our students a unique opportunity. Next semester, they will gain hands-on experience addressing the basic human need for safe, affordable, and accessible housing. Thank you for giving the Gift of Shelter.
We will be sure to keep you updated as our students start the design process.
In the meantime, stay connected with us atdesign.umn.edu, on Facebook, and Twitter. If you missed the chance to give, you can still contribute at z.umn.edu/giftofshelter.
Thank you for all you do.
Today’s the day. Will you help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for student projects with Habitat for Humanity? We know you stand with us in support of socially responsible design, sustainability, and super-efficient housing. Now is the time to show your commitment. Show our students you value their work and you believe everyone should have access to safe and affordable housing.
Help us reach our goal of $10,000 TODAY by Giving the Gift of Shelter.
We’re just two days away from our goal! Here’s a message from the Center for Sustainable Building Research
fellow Dan Handeen, who is leading the Habitat for Humanity projects
"Students in the net zero classes will be partnering with students in the Housing Development and Management class taught by Lyn Bruin and Becky Yust. Working in teams, the housing students will provide valuable insight into the management, budgeting, and socio-demographic aspects of affordable housing. Meanwhile, the ARCH students will be clarifying the differences that super-efficient structures have on design process, project cost, and lifestyle.
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>> Update: November 30, 2012
Thank you to everyone who has given so far! Your gift builds on the commitment fellow alumni and friends have made to support community partnerships and socially responsible design. Last year, donors like you contributed $10,000 to sustain our projects with Habitat for Humanity ranging from student work with the Global Village Project, to Habitat ReStores, to the design of super-efficient Net Zero structures in North Minneapolis. This year, we're doing it again - and we're doing more.
>> Update: November 26, 2012
Next semester, students from two of our program areas - Architecture and Housing Studies - will collaborate with Habitat for Humanity on designs for new multifamily housing units in Fridley, MN. We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Habitat, but we need your help.
Your gift will help cover the cost of materials for these students, lightening their financial burden and ensuring they get hands-on experience addressing the basic human need for safe, affordable, accessible housing.
With your help, our students will work across disciplines in new ways, deepening their practical knowledge, and solving some of today's most pressing problems. Give a gift that opens doors - for our students, and for the families who will call their projects home.
This holiday, please show your support and give the gift of shelter.
If you have questions about future giving opportunities related to this project or others contact Mark Hintz at 612-624-7808 or visit design.umn.edu