Sheridan Small Homes: Affordable Passive Houses for In-Fill Development

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.

Session Chair(s): 

Event Time: 

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.5 LU/HSW
BPI 1.5 hours
Conference-day attendance credits available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Session ID: 

BOS21-704