A team of Carleton University students from the Faculty of Engineering and Design will host an open house of their innovative “Northern Nomad” tiny house, which demonstrates how an Ottawa-based home can have a net-zero energy footprint and on-site water generation with an aim to revolutionize home construction by reducing industry impact on climate change.

The open house will allow members of the public to explore the completed house, meet students involved with the project and learn about innovative green building technologies.

Providing remarks will be Carleton President Benoit-Antoine Bacon, project supervisor Prof. Scott Bucking of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, and a student involved in developing the tiny house.

Media are invited to attend.

Project Partners Event
When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Outside the Architecture Building (near Canal Building), Carleton University. A campus map can be found online.
Additional Info: Attendance for the one-hour project partners opening is by invitation only. However, media are invited to attend.

Public Open House
When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Info: Registration for the open house can be found here.

The innovative 220-square-foot house started as a fourth-year capstone class project. The home uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure optimal efficiency and helps to sustain itself by storing solar power and collecting atmospheric water.

A story on the Northern Nomad can be found here: http://bit.ly/2vu3xfL

A video summarizing the project can be found here: http://bit.ly/2NoS497

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in
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