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Tuskegee Healthy House








(This house reported 18 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)


  • To apply a holistic and synergistic view to achieving affordability, energy efficiency and healthy indoor air quality in a home.
  • To monitor energy efficiency and indoor air quality performance.
Non-combustion Appliances and Energy Efficient Windows


  • Location: Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Climate Zone: Hot-Humid
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2004
  • Setting: rural
  • Energy Source: - grid electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 2 bedroom; No garage
  • Lot Size: Unknown
  • Square Footage: 768
  • Sales Market: Low-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 46.00


Dr. Heshmat Aglan, PH.D., P.E., Associate Dean and Professor
Tuskegee University
- Collaborator

Phone: (334) 727-8857
Fax: (334) 727-8090
Email: aglanh@tuskegee.edu

College of Engineering, Architecture and Physical Sciences conducts research and training related to energy efficiency and healthy homes.


This prototype housing unit was designed and constructed using a holistic and synergistic view of the three design criteria: low cost (target affordability = $35,000), energy efficiency, and healthy indoor air quality (IAQ). Energy efficiency addresses reduction of energy use through design, insulation, management of air infiltration, and product choice. IAQ addresses the prevention of excessive moisture resulting in mold and fungus proliferation, chemical out-gassing from various materials, poor ventilation and/or combustion problems, irritants such as pollen and dust mites.

Various energy efficiency and IAQ studies were performed relating to: thermal performance, ventilation flow rate, relative humidity, and carbon dioxide (CO2), volitile organic compounds (VOC) and dust particulates. Learn more about the details and results in the Energy Efficiency section of this showcase.

Tuskegee Healthy House

Tuskegee Healthy House Floorplan

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