Tiny on Space, Big on Sustainability

A team of seniors in WSU’s College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology spent a year designing and building Ogden’s first net-zero “tiny studio.” At 498 square feet, the energy-efficient studio will annually produce at least the same amount of energy it uses. Students worked under Jeremy Farner, associate professor of design engineering technology, and used space in the backyard of WSU associate geography professor Julie Rich. A new group of students will continue work on the interior of the building during the 2016-17 academic year. The studio will be a living laboratory where students and community members can learn about green building and sustainability.