The Chain of Eco-Homes
The Chain of Eco-Homes was launched by GreenTown in the winter of 2009. It is a series of demonstration eco-homes designed to be “living laboratories” featuring a variety of building techniques, prices, sizes, energy efficiency features, and green living products and services. Each home will be unique, and serve both as an informational center and as eco-lodging where visitors can experience green living first-hand. The eco-homes will also be monitored to demonstrate how each type of construction technology performs under local conditions, and to determine actual energy savings.
This is the first such project in the nation and is a key element in developing an eco-tourism industry, a vital part of Greensburg’s successful comeback from the tornado’s devastation. Not only will local residents be able to learn about sustainable ways to build and live in their own homes, but the homes will serve as a source of revenue for the community as well as for GreenTown. Furthermore, by partnering with local builders during the construction process, we hope to provide educational opportunities to contractors and homeowners alike who can spread what they learn to those around them.
To read featured articles about this project, see our blog category Chain of Eco-Homes.
In 2009, GreenTown partnered with FreeGreen.com to hold an international design competition. Over 150 teams from 38 states and 13 countries entered to help us find a design for the next eco-home.
Click here for the 3 winners, and learn more about the winning design, Meadowlark House, below.
Want to donate to one of these projects? Contact us for info on how you can help!