Lou photo Wright Design Series talk
Lou presents at Monona Terrace, 13 Feb 2020
Passive House, Climate Change
Christi presents at the Energy Fair and to The Natural Step Monona
High-Performance Natural Home for the Midwest U.S. videos
Video showing integrated design combining energy-efficiency and ecologically-aware, low-pollution materials
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The Six Minute Straw-Clay House video
Video describing mixing, placing and controlling quality
The Chassis House video
Introducing the Chassis House, a new concept in homebuilding that is affordable, sustainable and uniquely flexible.
2011 Talks at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair
Videos of Lou's & Douglas Piltingsrud's full talks on straw-clay design and technology, MREA Energy Fair near Custer, Wisconsin.
Union Corners Video Union Corners Urban Design Talk & Photo Tour
Together, these two videos cover the history, environs and the urban context of the Union Corners site in Madison, Wisconsin.
Cohousing in Madison video
Two-part presentation about this community-centered way of living, and how it got started in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Cohousing Tools
Worksheets and design & planning aids from our training workshops
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"Grandma's House" video
Home accessibility remodeling described via an engaging story
Patterns in Traditional Neighborhoods
Neighborhood perceptual tools
The Sid Boyum Sculpture Project ~ with neighborhood location map
A Film by Gretta Wing Miller: documentary follows the course of a public art project on Madison's East Side, where residents became sculpture curators

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Affordable Green Housing Report
40 page report models five different 'energy portraits' of the same basic house, to examine the effects of 'green design' features on affordability.

Ecological Building Materials
Information sources of where to find 'Green' building materials

Energy House Plans and Experiments for Kids
Did you ever wonder how a solar house really works? You can build a working model of a house, and then do experiments to find out what is the best design!


Alternate Parade of Homes Brochures
Four brochures are available, featuring a pair of Madison's traditional neighborhoods
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The Accessible Bathroom
Practical, affordable design for a barrier-free bathroom

(Currently out of print)
Summary of Sustainable Construction
Design Coalition's thoughts and core philosophies
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