Dwelling: Overview

Conceived as both a private residence and a demonstration home, the award-winning Kickapoo Dwelling (completed in September 2004) was designed to be energy efficient, environmentally responsible and consistent with contemporary lifestyles, while at the same time, practical and economically feasible. In 2008, Kickapoo Dwelling was  featured as one of 26 homes worldwide on both the Discovery Channel's Planet Green Network and HGTV Canada in the series titled "The World's Greenest Homes." Kickapoo Dwelling has also been featured in print and online publications.

In an effort to demonstrate Kickapoo’s sustainable development aspects and alternative energy technologies, this site offers as much information as possible about the Dwelling’s conception, design and construction.

We encourage visitors to apply the ideas, products and resources available on our site—including the skills and knowledge of the professionals responsible for making the Dwelling a reality—in the construction of their own homes.

Every time someone applies this information to their own endeavors, Kickapoo achieves greater impact in reducing energy consumption (and the pollution generated) and minimizing the environmental impact of construction as well as the materials used. Such information exchanges increase the likelihood of a healthier environment for all.

In that vein you can view and download the Kickapoo Dwelling net energy consumption spreadsheet which compares it to a comparable conventionally built residence.