A New Norris House (free)
Monday, November 5, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))
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Tricia Stuth, AIA, and Samuel Mortimer, Assoc. AIA, of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville use the data collected from the New Norris House's 52 monitoring sensors to discuss water efficiency, modular construction efficiency, community integration, and indoor environmental air quality.
Background: In 1933, the Tennessee Valley Authority created a model community in Norris, Tennessee as part of the Norris Dam construction project. A key feature of this New Deal village was the Norris House, a series of home designs built for modern, efficient, and sustainable living. In light of the 75th anniversary of the Norris Project, a design/build university team created a 21st century New Norris House. Collaborating with a large modular home builder and various regulatory bodies, the team completed the demonstration home and landscape in 2.5 years.
The New Norris House achieved LEED for Homes Platinum certification and was recognized with numerous awards, including the EPA P3 Award, a Residential Architect Merit Award for single‐family housing, an AIA East Tennessee Honor Award, and an NCARB Prize for the Creative Integration of Research and Practice.
This presentation is a part of the ongoing Housing Knowledge Community research webinar series. View the complete series archive.
- Integrate water resource systems (such as rainwater, greywater, and stormwater) into residential projects, and understand how they relate to Water Efficiency (WE) within LEED for Homes.
- Understand the limitations and benefits of off‐site fabrication and on‐site construction, and how they relate to Materials and Resources (MR) within LEED for Homes.
- Approach the community design process, the integration of contemporary structures into historic neighborhoods, and arising benefits from Locations and Linkages (LL) within LEED for Homes.
- Approach indoor environmental air quality (IEQ) in small homes and associated IEQ LEED for Homes issues.
Tricia Stuth, AIA, holds a MArch degree from the University of Wisconsin‐ Milwaukee. Since 2004 she has been a faculty member at the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee where she is an associate professor of architecture. Her research is focused on housing design and the unseen aspects of site as a vehicle for connecting design to place in significant ways. She is the recipient of the 2008‐09 ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award. She is a principal investigator with the New Norris House project since inception. She is a partner in the firm curb and a principal in the practice Applied Research.
Samuel Mortimer, Assoc. AIA, holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee. He is a recipient of the Torchbearer Award, the highest honor bestowed upon undergraduates at the University of Tennessee. Following graduation, he has continued to conduct research and teach at his alma mater as a research specialist and lecturer working on the New Norris House project. As a member of the project team since its inception, he has been critical to overseeing the total sustainability effort, LEED for Home Platinum certification, and specialty systems integration.
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