Mighty Energy Solutions is proud to sponsor many of the fantastic events put on by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild. This month’s Education Session will focus on Strategies for Deeply Affordable Green Building. Join us as we learn and share ideas to make sustainable building accessible to everyone!
Jun 28, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Tickets and more info here.
The BLOCK Project – REX HOHLBEIN & JENNIFER LAFRENIERE
The founder of Facing Homelessness and principals of BLOCK Architects invite the community into the task of shelter and wrap-around care by placing a 120 square foot self-sufficient, off-grid housing unit on every residentially zoned city block in Seattle. It empowers all of us to create change, to rethink our use of space, and to be good neighbors to all of our neighbors. It invites us to shift the paradigm. Yes, in my backyard.
EcoThrive – BRIAN CLOWARD & SAGE K. SASKILL
The vision for this housing model grew out of bringing people together, homeless and housed, to make art and to discuss two questions: “What do you need to thrive?” and “What do you value?” Even after hundreds of conversations, responses consistently fell into two distinct categories, things that feed the body (water, food, and shelter) and things that feed the soul (art, beauty, and community).
Port Townsend EcoVillage – KEES KOLFF
Conceived in 2003 by Kees & Helen Kolff, the Port Townsend EcoVillage is a community that encourages creativity: Trombe walls, light clay straw, living roofs, and earthen floors, double walls, SIPs, and wooden yurt kits. Strategies for affordability include shared housing, rental rooms, tiny houses, permaculture, loans, and a large, shared shop. On 7.5 small-town, urban acres, we made code concessions, but 27 adults and 15 children now call it home.