Okay, I haven’t really had the chance to go to the Minnesota State Fair yet. I’m guilty of not yet attending the Great Minnesota Get-Together. So when I wrote the entry last week about the fair, I wasn’t in the know about one of the new additions to the Minnesota State Fair. It’s an Eco House!
The 2,000-square-foot flat-roofed home, designed by SALA Architects, showcases green building features such as a solar water-heating system, passive heating and cooling features, rain screen system and energy-efficient fixtures and appliances. The home, furnished by Natural Built Home, will be open for tours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 1 as part of the Eco Experience in the Progress Center Building, at the corner of Cosgrove Street and Randall Avenue.
I found a video on the Star Tribune website about the Eco House to be extremely informative. If you can’t make it down to the Minnesota State Fair, or you’d just like to know what you’re in for before you take a tour, check out their mini-tour of the Eco House.