Net Zero Projects


From 2010-2013, CSBR Fellow Daniel Handeen and Architect Lucas Alm partnered to develop and lead a series of Net-Zero design seminars and studios in the U of MN Architecture program. Working with Habitat for Humanity of MN and the HfH affiliates in East Central MN and the Twin Cities, two net zero houses were designed by students in the Architecture program, and built by Habitat for Humanity volunteers.


CSBR Lead: Daniel Handeen

Co-leads: Lucas Alm, AIA

Other partners: Habitat for Humanity of MN, East Central MN Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity of the Twin Cities, Century College renewable energy training program


CERTS article about East Central Habitat for Humanity Net-Zero house in Princeton MN:


Habitat for Humanity article about the Net-Zero house in the Hawthorne Neighborhood of Minneapolis:


CBS News story about the Hawthorne Net-Zero house: