In response to Superstorm Sandy, Stevens Institute of Technology students have designed and built the SURE HOUSE, a Sustainable + Resilient prototype for flood-proof coastal housing. This course looks at the first place home in the 2015 Solar Decathlon as a study into the integration of building science, solar power, flood-proof construction.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the issues faced by coastal communities from rising sea levels and storm activity.
  • Utilize the newest tools for modeling building efficiency particularly for Passive House.
  • Apply existing technologies to make a residential home more resilient.
  • Demonstrate the necessity of resilient construction in the housing market.