Project ZeNETH is a student-led effort at Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies to build an off-grid, net-zero energy tiny house.
To provide students with an actionable education while addressing local issues of housing, and global issues of climate change, through implementing sustainable building and energy design.
The goals of Project ZeNETH are to:
- Research the impact of tiny houses on chronic and spontaneous housing insecurity
- Design a Zero Net Energy Tiny House (ZeNETH) that considers the life-cycle and safety of building materials
- Construct a replicable, off-grid tiny house that represents the regional values of the Pacific Northwest
- Educate our community by putting valuable coursework into practice
As the first net-zero energy and off-grid building at Western Washington University, our team aims to create a legacy that encourages innovative solutions from inspired students. We’ve got the resources, now let’s make it happen.