The real estate collapse and subsequent economic downturn left many people rethinking what “home” means. The average price of a house in the United States is an alarming $244,000, and at 2,300 square feet, emits 18 tons of greenhouse gases annually—increasing deforestation and fossil fuel consumption, and perpetuating our dependence on foreign oil. The prospect of being tied to a mortgage for life while paying dearly for more home than we can afford—or even justify—has made the “American Dream” less desirable than ever.
David A. Hansen, C.B.O., CFM, District Manager II, County of Ventura, Division of Building and Safety, Ventura, California
Andrew Morrison, Co Founder, TinyHouseBuild.com, Ashland, Oregon
The team of presenters will engage the audience in discussing the environmental advantages of tiny houses. From a proposed tiny house community in Sonoma County, to building environmentally friendly tiny houses, and understanding zoning and code variances:
Andrew will address the “real costs” of living in conventionally sized houses, environmental benefits of tiny houses, new technologies that are making them even greener, and the direction the movement is going. He will also discuss tiny house communities and the environmental benefits of people living small in community.
David will share the challenges that the tiny house movement faces and what is being done to address zoning and code variance for auxiliary dwelling units (“ADUs”), like tiny homes.
- Learn what the “real costs” of living in large houses are from time, environmental, and cost perspectives
- Understand how tiny houses are part of the solution for the current housing crisis from an environmental, financial and social perspective
- Articulate the environmental, social, and financial benefits of living in a tiny house community
- Recognize the current code and zoning challenges that face the tiny house movement as well as solutions to those barriers
- 1 GBCI General Credit
- 1 AIA LU/HSW
- 1 BOMI CPD credit
LOCATION OF WEBCAST
- At your Desk via GoToWebinar (watch for email from this registration as there is one more step to get your GTW access)
- In Person: Auld & White Constructors 4168 Southpoint Parkway Suite #101 Jacksonville, Florida 32216
HOSTMany thanks to USGBC Northeast Florida Region volunteers for hosting this webcast!
Kudos to Auld & White Constructors for being our venue host for the Best of Greenbuild Series!
TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESSPLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration. You will receive an email after this (check your junk and clutter mail if you don't receive something) that will have an email with a URL inside the body that you will need to click on and add your name and email to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete. To recap, register now, open email from firstname.lastname@example.org and click on link, add your name and email, and get final email with direct login url for webcast.
Cost of program includes coffee and bagels unless you are attending remotely, free/$0-$25 depending on membership level, and all proceeds go back into the nonprofit to host more webcasts and support advocacy efforts like educating about solar amendments and trying to save the green building seat on the Florida Building Commission and initiatives like LiveSMART (Sustainable Materials Resources Trailer) that educates 30,000 people a year about sustainable living and green building, LEEDing Tiny (striving to be the first LEED certified tiny house ever), and creating a tiny house community for veterans.