Student Green Build!

So, I've been breaking my back all summer putting together a student built green affordable home building program...that was appproved by the board of education yesterday.

Designed by one of my favorite firms, Landon Bone Baker Architects...features a solar chimney, SIP panels, green roof, etc. (disclaimer: this silly collage with crooked bungalow above is my quick and dirty work not theirs =)...just wanted to show their building in context!)more/better renderings to follow =).

Scheduled to be Built by high school seniors from 5 different high schools under the guidance of their building trades teachers, general contractor and carpenters union. They will get OSHA certification, and 6 college credits from Wright College's environmental technology program through enrollment in a satellite after-school course at their high-schools. so many more details and logistics to plan...so little time....but the beauty is that it is actually happening.

Scheduled to be a part of Chicago's "CPAN" program (Partnership for Affordable Neighborhoods)

Sponsored by ComEd, IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Carpenters Union and US! (Chicago Public Schools).


Blogger dr.kira said...

VERY cool


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