Sustainability Problem and Proposed Solution: 

The UCSC-Cabrillo College Ecotopia House is a "tiny house" designed to minimize residential ecological footprint through both construction and operation.More sustainable technologies promise new techniques for reducing residential greenhouse emissions, as this project hopes to explore. Our aim is to design a low-cost, zero-net energy 1-2 person home that is easily reproducible, using recycled materials where possible, and providing housing with as little environmental impact as possible.

Project Categories: 
Buildings & Facilities
Energy & Climate
Project Status: 
In Progress
Project End Date: 
Campus Organization: 
Carbon Fund
College Eight Sustainability Minor
Affiliated Department, Unit or College: 
College Eight & Cabrillo College Construction & Energy Management Program
Project Location: 
Both on and off campus

Cabrillo College Solari Energy Center, Watsonville
UCSC Arboretum