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Drury's Habitat for Humanity House featured in Home Power magazine

For Immediate Release: August 4

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Traci Sooter, AIA
Associate Professor of Architecture
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Habitat for Humanity house, built in 2008 by Drury students, faculty and staff is featured on the cover of the August and September issue of Home Power magazine. The cover can be viewed at Home Power magazine's website.

Drury Architecture Professor Traci Sooter co-authored the article about the construction and the heating and cooling of the home with John Vastyan. The house was a project for Sooter's design/build course and she served as the general contractor.

Construction on the home began in the fall of 2007 and it was completed in May of 2008. The home earned Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. This means the home achieved the highest level of environmentally responsible and sustainable standards established by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Amy Pinegar and her family moved into the home at the end of May 2008. Pinegar told Home Power, "What is it like to live in my house? Well, it is constantly admired by people visiting the neighbors or just passing by. Everyone just loves it!"

The house is located in Habitat for Humanity's Legacy Trails subdivision north of Springfield.


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