Tiny Homes Big Impact | Professional Development Seminar

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Austin Energy Green Building says
A growing movement of down-sizing homes is trending. The typical American home is around 2600 square feet. Tiny or small houses are around 100 - 900 sq ft. Popular reasons cited are environmental and financial as well as owners seeking more time and freedom. These micro-homes are also making large-scale social impact on communities.

This seminar features three projects with different approaches to thinking big and building small. A design/build competition team will present a solar-powered house designed and built by students. The founder of a non-profit ministry will discuss sustainable qualities and strategies of a 27-acre master-planned community that provides affordable, sustainable housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. The developer of a multifamily micro-unit project in East Austin will address affordability and sustainability in the urban core including transit-oriented development and changing trends in living.

Speakers:
Solar Decathlon Team, The University of Texas at Austin
Alan Graham, President & CEO, Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Taylor Wilson, Owner, Centec Management
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By: Austin Energy Green Building

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