Friday, October 17, 2008

Update on TERRA

Went by U of M's TERRA house yesterday ... now that ground has broken, it's supposed to go up fairly quickly.

I've written about it a few times ... most recently for our Green issue. But also before that.

Here are some pics of what it looks like right now.

The view of the front of the house

Side view

A look at the insulating blocks on the back of the house. You can see them in the other pictures, too, but not as close up.

One of the things I love about this project is not only its physical greenness, but the greenness of its location.

For starters, it's on a reclaimed brownfield site. Secondly, the school thought about transportation when they chose the site — it's also only a few blocks from the end of the Main Street trolley line and MATA's North End terminal.

Oh, and here's a link to the live webcam for up-to-the-minute info.

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