YOUR HELP IS NEEDED FOR THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE PROJECT IN MASSACHUSETTS online cash loans bad credit
The U.S. Department of Energy has given us this opportunity to show the world how we can advance affordable and sustainable housing, but we cannot do it without your support! We have task of raising over $500,000 to make this once in a lifetime possibility a reality. Your contribution will not only advance public higher education and alternative energy solutions, it will give us the chance to enlighten masses that will enter our home and leave knowing that change is possible.

In addition to web and media exposure, another exciting opportunity for sponsors of Team Massachusetts has become available. Thanks to the City of Boston, the team will be constructing, testing, and exhibiting the 4D Home in the Marine Industrial park in Boston's Innovation District this summer. All sponsors of Team Massachusetts will have the opportunity for signage at the Boston Build Site, gaining exposure not only to energy industry professionals, educators and students from all over New England, and also the many tourists coming from the nearby cruise terminal.

Sponsorship details can be downloaded here: sponsorship_details.pdf (PDF 217KB). If you don't have a PDF reader, please download it here.

Contact Chelsea Kelley if you are interested in supporting Team Massachusetts.
Chelsea.kelley@4dhome.us
617 721 6452

Architecture

The design of the 4D Home responds to the harsh dynamic climate of New England.
Compact Form
Compact Form

For greater efficiency and simplicity of construction, the form of the 4D Home is a single level extruded gable profile. The compact organization of space improves the surface area to volume ratio of the envelope.

Structural System
Structural System

The structure of the 4D Home responds to the need for modular assembly and minimal thermal bridging. The floor, walls and roof are framed using I-Joists creating large cavities for insulation. Within the vaulted ceiling, two trusses span the entire length of the house allowing the roof to be assembled as two large components.

Trellises
Trellises

A dynamic series of outdoor rooms is created by two offset trellises, each echo’s the house’s gable form and offers shelter from the elements. The southern trellis supports the home’s photovoltaic (PV) array utilizing the solar panels as a shading material.