“…the result of their collaboration is a 22-square-meter ‘tiny house.'”
Is Yale going to update all of their campus buildings to comply with this new vision of ‘green’ housing?
Yale University teams with UN Environment to unveil new eco-housing module
Representing more than a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, and using up 40% of the planet’s total resources, the housing sector is going to have to play a key role in effective climate policy. By building green, we can lessen the impact our buildings have on contributing to climate change while also building resilience into our homes and communities.
Seeking new solutions, the United Nations Environment Programme and UN Habitat recently teamed up with the Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture to explore how sustainable design can limit the overuse of natural resources and climate change while also providing decent, affordable housing. “We clearly need more housing,” said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment. “But the key thing is that we also need smarter housing” he added.
As tends to be the case these days, the result of their collaboration is a 22-square-meter “tiny house.” Efficient and multi-functional, the eco-housing module is fully powered by renewable energy and constructed primarily from locally-sourced, bio-based renewable materials. Gray Organschi Architecture, known for their well-crafted sustainable designs, assisted with the design, fabrication and installation of the home, unveiled during the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
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