Posts From May, 2020

The House That She Built

Utah Women Prove that Homebuilding is Women's Work

We built this home to educate everybody in the construction industry that there is a place for women to work making a good living, teaching a new generation that there are no longer traditional roles in the workplace, and to help eliminate the shortage of labor in our industry which is an ongoing problem. We feel like women can be a part of that solution. --  Jennie Tanner, President of the Utah Professional Women in Building.

 

When you're a little girl, parents don't often think about saying, “Hey, why don't you get a job in construction? Have you thought about being a plumber or an electrician?” Even school counselors don't discuss these options with girls. And so, three years ago, I joined the Utah-based charter of the National Association of Homebuilders and came up with an idea to build the first all-women-built home in the nation.

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Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Results are in

The winners of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge have been chosen!

Miami UniversityLast month, students from 45 teams, representing 31 collegiate institutions, competed for bragging rights during the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. And they did all digitally. Teams work with various departments in their respective universities (sometimes partnering with other schools), faculty, industry partners, to create a design for a net-zero energy project in one of the following categories:

  • Suburban Single-Family
  • Urban Single-Family
  • Mixed-Use Multifamily
  • Attached Housing
  • Office Building
  • Elementary School
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