UC Habitat House Analysis

University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design students competed to design a new Habitat for Humanity model that promotes sustainable design in affordable single-family housing. The winning design was recently built at 3253 Wolseley Lane in Avondale. This report forensically evaluates the success of the completed house in terms of AFFORDABILITY, CONSTRUCTABILITY, and SUSTAINABILITY. The evaluation is composed in two parts, Exterior Weather Barrier and Interior Energy Efficiency, and the following topics are examined:

     + Insulation
     + Siding
     + Roof
     + Daylighting
     + Natural Ventalation
     + Meachanical Heating
     + Interior Finishes

These topics were discussed in meetings between the project architect, construction manager, and site supervisor, and further assessed with research about various sustainable materials and technologies. The goal of the report is to learn from the UC Habitat House, and provide a resource for the future of Habitat for Humanity green building.

View the Forensic Report