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Tiny House Design—Weather, Watts, and Materials

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Monday, October 18, 2021, 6 pm

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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 Campus 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 Prof. Sanders, along with a lot of help from his son, Caleb, assembled the home in Bete Gris, Michigan, on Lake Superior. The result: a very sustainable (and cute and cozy) tiny house, which will hopefully be sided before the Keweenaw winter! See the house, hear from team leader Sierra Braun, and find out just how they did it.

Dave Bach, the team’s advisor will be joining the session, too. Bach is an architect and expert on sustainable building design and an alum, too, earning a BS in mechanical engineering, and an MS in Biological Science, both at Michigan Tech.

Last but not least, environmental engineering undergraduate Nick Kampfschulte will be at the session, too, to tell us about the tiny house thermal modeling/sensing system he helped design.

Read the full blog post here.

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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