Just this past week, The Phoenix House, was featured in the Courier-Journal based in Louisville.
What if, instead of the infamous FEMA trailers, victims of natural disasters were to receive low-cost, energy-efficient houses? Instead of temporary shelter, they would have a permanent house, one that would actually produce more energy than it consumed?
That’s the idea behind the Phoenix House, a project based at the University of Louisville involving students from U of L, Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and the University of Kentucky.
Students and volunteers are currently putting the final touches on the building on an empty lot behind the Speed School of Engineering, and will hold an open house for the public on Saturday.
Find the rest of the article, and a video, here: http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201308182000/GREEN/308180037