Teaching Sustainable Home Design

The My Sustainable House game is a very cool way for kids (and adults) to learn about the concept of sustainability and how families might go about making their homes more energy efficient. It’s a well done flash interface in which players explore ways to build a sustainable house.

Prior to building a sustainable house, the cute little animé characters teach players how sustainable homes are built illustrating how to choose materials whose manufacture, transportation, use, and disposal, have the smallest environmental impact.

I built a straw-bale house with wood-flooring, soft-wood window frames, triple-paned glass, cellulose insulation, and a slate roof. Unfortunately, I ran out of money and couldn’t afford to finish my house. Remember kids – there are always trade-offs!


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