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TRTL, Sustainable Design for Solar Decathlon 2011 of Team Canada

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Another sustainable design has been submitted for Solar Decathlon 2011. This is TRTL, Technological Residence, Traditional Living, submitted by Team Canada from University of Calgary. It has unique shape, this house has been designed to respect the traditions and cultures of native communities of Treaty 7. The shape also makes this home called “Turtle” to simplify [...]




 

 

Another sustainable design has been submitted for Solar Decathlon 2011. This is TRTL, Technological Residence, Traditional Living, submitted by Team Canada from University of Calgary. It has unique shape, this house has been designed to respect the traditions and cultures of native communities of Treaty 7. The shape also makes this home called “Turtle” to simplify its name.

TRTL sustainable design for Solar Decathlon 2011 1 TRTL, Sustainable Design for Solar Decathlon 2011 of Team Canada

This eco friendly construction was developed as a modular home, as a solution for housing problems of native communities in Southern Alberta. It has semi-rounded shape, inspired by tipi’s open floorplan. It is completed by two bedrooms, a bathroom, a mechanical core and kitchen in the center. The living room and an open dining room are on the south side to maximize the sun light exposure and daylight. The open layout provide possibilities on having a family gathering.

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This sustainable building is completed by huge roof  arched solar panels that gives special look for the house. This system may provide 8.3 kW electricity for the house. Eco friendly building materials were also used, considering its durability and low maintenance and long longevity. SIP wall panels were used, while the frames were made from steel materials. For the foundation, temporary screw pile foundation was used. All of these system may provide speed in the assembly process.  Modularity will also provide minimal disturbances to the land surrounded.

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This eco construction may offer new solution for native people to built house. According to Canada’s Indian Act, a permanent building on-reservation can not be owned privately, it automatically becomes the part of the land. This is the problem. This house is modular, and can be non-permanently built and relocated when needed. This will encourage the natives to have a house, maintain it, upgrade it, and use it as their needs.

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