the intent of the ecoMOD designs is to create site-specific homes using natural lighting and ventilation, non-hazardous materials, renewable energy, and energy-efficient systems to help reduce environmental impact and improve occupant health.
– Solarion, “ecoMOD, one house at a time, by ecological design” December 19, 2006;
The project allows engineering students to work on ecological design principles, to approach their technical work within broader social and environmental contexts, and to test, in a way, a lot of the developments being worked on all around the world. So, ecoMOD becomes a testing ground for more widespread ideas, a training ground for engineers-in-the-making, and an opportunity to follow through in practice with the grand ideals of more ecologically sustainable urban design and planning.
– Science Blogs, “Ecological Design/The ecoMOD Project,” Benjamin Cohen, December 19, 2006;