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Sustainable Community Planning Workshop

Sustainability Planning Workshop in New Kensington

On September 27, 2018, the Knead Community Café in the city of New Kensington, PA hosted a one-day workshop titled “reNew Kensington” led by Penn State New Kensington. The community educational workshop brought together speakers and sessions related to sustainability and energy for organizational leaders, community members, and business owners. Community Stakeholders were invited to […]


GreenBuild Homes

Conference Week!

Over the past week, the Hamer Center for Community Design has been busy sharing their work to academics and professionals from across the country. HCCD director Lisa D. Iulo presented at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference in Minneapolis, MN about “Achieving Education and Efficient Housing Through Engaged Scholarship.” This presentation focused on the design process […]


Presentation for the Sustainability Workshop

HCCD Hosts Sustainability Workshop

Last week, the Hamer Center for Community Design hosted a group of faculty from Penn state campuses around the commonwealth to learn how to better implement sustainability education and community engagement into their classes. Peter Buckland, academic programs manager from the Sustainability Institute, put together the two-day workshop for faculty to “develop a common language […]


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 […]


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 […]


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