The Tulane City Center and Neighborhood Housing Services hosted the “De-Confusing Green” open-house event at the GREENbuild home in Central City. This prototypical house was designed and built with a strong focus on the flexibility of modular construction, the affordability of the prefabrication process, and inclusion of eco-friendly materials and methods. The intention of the fifth-year graduate students from Tulane School of Architecture was to create a sustainable home that appropriately responds to the unique climate and culture of New Orleans. With construction of this prototype is complete, the City Center took the opportunity to showcase the house and to display the capabilities of eco-friendly components and sustainable design features to the community. Over 300 people attended the event where brochures, product information, tours from students, and gumbo from a neighborhood chef were provided.
features showcased in the event include:
Solar orientation, Natural ventilation, Covered outdoor spaces, Angled Roof, Recycled & Low-Impact building products
Green-bean Insulation, Photovoltaic Systems,
Ventless HVAC, Fluorescent Lighting
Landscaping Strategies (by groundwork)
Neighborhood Housing Services