with Former MArch Students Marilyn Moedinger and Rob Couch; Paxton Marshall, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Louis Nelson, UVA Department of Architectural History; City of Charlottesville; Alloy Workshop
In 2009, after the successful renovation of ecoMOD3’s historic house, the City of Charlottesville approached ecoMOD about the possibility of designing the renovation of a local home as a demonstration of energy, water and material efficiency for the local community. A 1920’s bungalow (dubbed ecoREMOD1) in a historic preservation district of the city was selected, and a team of architecture, architectural history and engineering students designed a renovation that attempts to demonstrate that sustainability and historic preservation are not mutually exclusive. The construction work, completed by the local firm Alloy Workshop, began in the summer of 2010, and will be completed in 2011. For three or four years the house will serve as the home for the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), and then return to its original use as a private home. The project is pursuing LEED for Homes certification at the Gold level.
During the spring and summer of 2011, a team of students designed and started construction on the renovation of a house in Falmouth, Jamaica, and the addition of an expansion to the house behind it. In collaboration with the Falmouth Field School, a team of students from a variety of disciplines and universities participated in the project.
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