As the summer dwindles to an end so does the first installment of Ecohabit. After completely finishing the house and hosting a very successful open house we have begun to dismantle and pack up Ecohabit in preparation for its departure. We’ve all been super busy making sure there are no loose ends so we haven’t really had time to talk about all that we’ve been doing so here’s a little run down on what’s happened recently.
On Tuesday, August 20 we hosted a very successful open house to celebrate Ecohabit’s completion. Tons of people came to a small banquet we held on Stevens campus where speeches were made by the Dean of our School of Engineering & Science, the President of Stevens Institute of Technology, and one of our own team members.
We present to you the newly finished Ecohabit! It’s crazy to think that just two years ago Ecohabit was a set of ideas in students’ heads. Those ideas built over time; as our thoughts grew, our innovations began to take shape. The thought of “the house should grow with the user” turned into modular millwork furniture. The idea of not wasting as much hot water turned into our on-demand hot water system. We hope that all of these ideas turned into innovations will help to shape the sustainable energy movement and make it easier for homeowners to live, learn, and grow with their homes.
Happy Friday everyone! We’re almost at the point we’ve all been waiting for: our final open house. This summer of construction has given us many challenges, from long bouts of bad weather to unexpected changes to our original designs. In these past few weeks we have finished the exterior of our house and seen our solar shingles begin to produce power. For the interior, all of our systems are installed and our modular millwork furniture has been put in placed. Also, we took a team trip to Ikea to get some necessities for furnishing the house.
We’re all so excited for our final open house on August 20th and we are ready to show all of Hoboken what Ecohabit is all about!