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EPA Grant Number: SU834342
Title: Developing Sustainable Strategies for Hurricane-Effected Areas: Innovative Container Housing on the Island of Dominica- The Herbergeour House

Clemson University students are designing a prototype housing unit made out of retired shipping containers that can withstand hurricanes. The approach will address the immediate concern of low-quality housing for low-income populations in hurricane-effected areas, producing a new paradigm in emergency housing by providing emergency housing that is able to be adapted to the homeowner's needs in order to ultimately provide a safe and secure permanent residence, while serving as a framework to quickly assemble shelter and restore local food supplies for displaced populations in a manner that restores community cohesion, as well as reducing waste and capturing and filtering rain water.

Challenge Area(s): Built Environment, Water

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