Digital Rendering of duplex houses

Final Open House – Happy Hour Event

Join the State College Community Land Trust and Penn State University for a guided walking tour of their GreenBuild Duplex, built to exceed U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home standards, with anticipated energy costs of $15/month and a current Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of six. Happy hour with drinks and appetizers […]

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The 2018 Penn State Race to Zero Student Design Competition team and faculty advisers gather after winning the Suburban Single-Family Housing Contest with representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, organizers of Race to Zero. Pictured, left to right, are Sarah Zaleski, Ali Memari, Sarah Klinetob Lowe, Justin Charles, Carly Asadi, Neno Agnello, Sean Copeland, Sam Rashkin, and Rachel Romero. Image: Ellen Jaskol/NREL

First Place Finish at DOE Race to Zero 2018!

We are pleased to announce that Penn State came in FIRST PLACE in the Suburban Single Family Contest yesterday at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO! Students from across the University worked with S&A Homes to redesign their most popular floor plans into a 100% solar-powered Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH). For more […]


Graphics and text on poster describing researcher's work

Hamer Center Researcher Places FIRST in Humanities Division in Penn State Graduate Exhibition

Congratulations to Mahyar Hadighi, Ph.D. student in Architecture and Hamer Center for Community Design resident researcher for winning first place in the Humanities Division for his poster: “Adapting Modern Architecture to a Local Context: A Grammar for Hajjar’s Hybrid Domestic Architecture”. Hadighi will present his paper “Shape Grammar of Hajjar’s Hybrid Domestic Architecture: A Methodology […]


Artists' rendering of two connected homes on green lawn

SAVE-THE-DATE! Ribbon-Cutting for Greenbuild Homes

Please see the following Save-the-Date: Save the Date GreenBuild Ribbon Cutting State College Community Land Trust Friday, May 18, 3 PM at 1394/6 University Dr. State College Help us celebrate moving from… to… to… Two newly-completed SCCLT high-performance homes! Can’t make it to the ribbon cutting? The homes will be open for the community Saturday, […]


Man in field speaking to four students

Penn State Today feature | Conservation and diversity: Lives, languages and land in the balance – Researching and studying abroad with Professor Larry Gorenflo

This morning, in Penn State News, there’s an exploration of Professor Larry Gorenflo’s research and study abroad programming. Professor Gorenflo’s Tanzania work has been supported in part by the Hamer Center for Community Design. Don’t miss his upcoming Coffee Hour | Coffee Talk on April 17 in the HCCD! For the full story on Penn […]


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