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Tiny House Design—Weather, Watts, and Materials

Virtual Event

Monday, October 18, 2021 6:00pm

Husky Bites presents Special Guest Paul Sanders

Patrick S. Horvath Endowed Professorship of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Technological University


Sierra Braun '21
BS Civil Engineering
Michigan Technological University
Civil Engineering and Architecture Student

Join us early at 5:45 p.m. for conversation and a weather update.


Michigan Tech’s student-led Green Enterprise team was tasked with building a sustainable and affordable tiny house for cold climates: a model for green, energy-efficient housing. The team began researching and developing innovative solutions for making common building practices more sustainable. Next, they modeled the thermal and energy performance of their preliminary tiny house designs. Once the best option was modeled, the team worked directly with their client, MSE Prof. Paul Sanders, to create construction drawings and bring the house from idea to reality. They constructed sections of the tiny house on campus and installed the tiny house on Prof. Sander's property on Bete Gris, near Lake Superior. Their very sustainable (and cute and cozy) tiny house is now fully finished and move-in ready. See the house, hear from team leader Sierra Braun, and find out just how they did it.

About Husky Bites

Husky Bites are free 20-minute Interactive Zoom Webinars from the College of Engineering at Michigan Tech. Time after for Q&A.

Series Host

Janet Callahan
Dean of the College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University

Brain Food

Join us for a bite! Grab some dinner with Dean Janet Callahan and a special guest, and learn something new! This family-friendly event is BYOC (bring your own curiosity). 

When: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. starting September 13 and held weekly through November.

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