CU Students Design Net Zero Research Cabin
We love hearing good news regarding net-zero design, especially when it comes from the Boulder community. We recently learned that students from the University of Colorado are gearing up to design a net-zero research cabin that will save the school’s Mountain Research Stations thousands of dollars.
According to the Colorado Daily, the students who are designing the energy cabin expect it to be 900 square-feet and cost approximately $200,000, which will amount to approximately 50 percent in savings. The project began when an instructor took note of a need for more housing for the research station.
The students began designing the net-zero cabin since this past fall and expect to work through most of the summer months, even though some have already graduated. The cabin is expected to be completed by fall of 2012, which has sparked the planning for one or two cabins per year in the future.
We are so excited to hear about the net-zero design of the new energy cabin and can’t wait to see what the future will bring for the design. If you are interested in creating a sustainable home in the Boulder area, contact David A. Beal for more information.
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