Saturday, April 20, 2013

AIA-SWO Construction Tour – CASL House

CASL House

The next AIA-SWO construction tour features the CASL House, a model for sustainable living under construction at 1801 Moss St. The project has two phases: Phase 1 is the retrofit, in progress now, of the original 1920's Bungalow into a state of the art space with living, dining, kitchen, bath, and storage capacity. Phase 2 will be a three bedroom addition that CASL co-directors will live in while conducting research, hosting tours, and facilitating on-going learning opportunities. CASL is working towards meeting the rigorous Passive House standard of home construction and is really close to achieving that goal. The house will provide a model green home for students and the community while also being used for demonstration, learning, and gathering. 

The Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living (CASL) is a student group at the University of Oregon dedicated to teaching people how to live more sustainably. CASL does this by 1) offering students opportunities for hands-on learning through design, construction, and experimentation at the CASL House; and 2) hosting workshops, lectures and social events that connect students and community members, and providing a venue for learning how to employ sustainable solutions in one’s home.

CASL began in 2003 as a byproduct of a senior thesis project by Jo Rodgers, a student at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Rodgers designed an innovative, low-impact house integrating natural resources with modern living. With those design plans in mind, students established CASL to design and build the demonstration center near the UO campus. 

If you plan on attending the construction tour, RSVP by noon Tuesday, April 23rd to Julie Romig at or 541-683-8661 extension 3. Space is limited, so contact Julie right away.

What:  University of Oregon CASL House construction tour 

When:  Thursday, April 25th at 11:55 AM 

Where:  1801 Moss Street, Eugene, Oregon

Transportation:  Carpool - meet at Bergsund DeLaney Architecture & Planning at 11:40 AM to carpool over to the site. Please indicate in the RSVP if you will be meeting to carpool OR take the EmX—the project is a ten minute walk from the Walnut Street EmX station

Designer/Builder: Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living (CASL) student group 

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