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Michael Gibson, AIA​

Assistant Professor
Kansas State University

The Net Positive Studio at K-State is a research, design, and building program that seeks to demonstrate the broad tenants of sustainability in its work on affordable, net-zero housing. Drawing from the studio's first three prototype homes, this presentation will discuss how these homes take an approach to design, construction, and building systems that current housing trends, while also outlining current issues in sustainability, affordability, and resilience that contribute to the current U.S. housing crisis.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for net-zero design that enhance resilience in housing.

  • Explore how resilience supports housing affordability.

  • Summarize prefab construction methods that reinforce high-performance, lean construction.

  • Investigate advances in residential building systems that make net-zero housing broadly accessible.


What's the Matter with Housing? Lessons from KSU Net Positive Studio

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