Grand Opening of Tiny House

Temple University’s Tiny House has made its grand opening!

After more than two years, Temple’s Office of Sustainability has created a “Tiny House” that promotes sustainability on a smaller scale.

Don’t doubt this house’s size, as it includes solar panels, a green roof, and cork siding. These components are not only going to make this house more energy efficient but also promote sustainability to the Temple University and the Philadelphia community.

From a design charrette in January of 2015, to the construction in June of 2016, careful time and dedication have been two major components.

Katherine Elmhurst, Program Manager from the Office of Sustainability, has been working with faculty and students from the Architecture and Engineering Colleges, throughout the process.

Nine students from Temple’s Architecture Department and four from the College of Engineering have taken on this project, not only as a learning experience, but also as a chance to improve Temple’s grounds.

Architecture Professor Bob Schuman has been involved in the project since the beginning and worked with his students through the summer of 2016, setting the foundation for this project.

This project has combined the knowledge of different departments and has given them a chance to connect and work together.

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