University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN


The Gift of Shelter: North Side Net-Zero Design Project

By Design at Minnesota
Oct 20, '12 11:55 AM EST

In December 2011, we launched a campaign to raise money for the College of Design's efforts related to housing projects and work our students are doing with Habitat for Humanity. Because of your generosity, we surpassed our $10,000 goal for the the Gift of Shelter campaign.

Thanks to your support, a portion of the funds raised are supporting the North Side Net-Zero design project, a collaboration between the College of Design's Center for Sustainable Research, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, and Project for Pride in Living.

Students in Arch 4150 and Arch 5550 are working closely with community members and program partners to design two Net-Zero prototype homes as part of the Ecovillage initiative in Minneapolis's Hawthorne neighborhood. Construction is slated to being spring 2013.