Sheridan Small Homes is a project that originated in the classroom at the Rhode Island School of Design. The two passive house prototype student designs were created as a solution to increase affordable housing and make use of 200 undersized vacant lots in Providence, RI. The homes were funded through a combination of energy grants and incentive programs and were built by an apprentice training program that provides valuable work experience and career opportunities for low-income diverse community members.
AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
BPI 1.5 hours
Conference-day attendance credits available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL
- Employ a creative and collaborative approach to building affordable Passive Houses using local resources
- Describe Passive House building details that worked well with an apprentice-based construction crew from BuildingFutures Rhode Island
- Prepare a Passive House project for success during the pre-construction process
- Summarize basics of design for in-fill development and other urban site considerations