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A rendered model of the team's home for the 2023 Build Challenge.

University of California, Berkeley & University of San Francisco*

This finalist team will not be competing in spring 2023 and will instead be exhibiting their zero energy home in spring 2024.

Team Name: UC Berkeley + University of San Francisco.  Sustainability, Education, and Arts Development (SEAD) Center

Build Location: Tiny House Empowerment Village (THEV)—the world’s first tiny house village for formerly unhoused youth aged 18–25, Oakland, California

This 1,280 ft2 community center will be built and then dissembled/reassembled as a demonstration for emergency relocation.

Key Features:

  • Water recycling and treatment
  • Microgrid control algorithms
  • Community-focused design process