Tag Archives: Gen Y Eco House

Visit Us At the Minnesota State Fair

For the next 12 days, just down the road from McNeal Hall, 1.7 million people will eat their weight in deep-fried food, use nearly half a million sticks on pronto pup and corn dogs, and if they stop by the Eco Experience, get a chance to see the Gen Y Eco House built by our architecture students. Based on surveys and research conducted last spring, the students built a house that fits the ideal millennial home: dedicated gathering spaces, energy conservation, renewable energy features, and more. The Eco Experience is located in the Progress Center on Randall Avenue.Learn more about the Gen Y Eco House We'll also be at the Design booth in the U of M building on Dan…

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What Millennials Want: The Gen Y Eco House

The Gen Y Eco House, constructed this summer by College of Design students and their instructor, James Garrett Junior, will be exhibited at the Eco Experience during the Minnesota State Fair, August 22 – September 2. While conducting preliminary research, students surveyed millennials about their approach to home ownership and discovered Gen Y consider home ownership to be very important but wants their house to fit their lifestyle with a majority of their area dedicated to gathering spaces.Students also learned that the millennials consider the dining room the least utilized space (possibly because survey respondents reported cooking just three or four meals at home per week). Generation Y is also concerned with energy conservation and renewable energy, so the class designed…

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