Race to Zero

Solar Decathlon Render

Join us for the Solar Decathlon Open House!

Please join us for the 2019 Solar Decathlon Student Design Competition Open House! Students from across the University worked with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County to design an affordable, easy to construct, and net-zero energy Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) design. Come learn more about this year’s project, as well as how to […]


Habitat for Humanity

Solar Decathlon Students Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity!

With the temperatures dropping and leaves changing, Construction Supervisor for the Greater Centre County Habitat for Humanity, Larry Lucas, has been pushing to get the current build site at 351 Reynolds Ave in Bellefonte ready for winter. To help reach this goal, members of the Penn State Solar Decathlon Team volunteered on Saturday, October 20th […]


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 […]


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