Norris, Tenn., continues to be a learning experiment in sustainable living. In 1933, the Tennessee Valley Authority built a model community to showcase simply, prefab houses equipped with then-modern amenities such as electricity, heating, and indoor plumbing. Building on the concept of marrying simplicity and modernity for better performance, recent students at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Architecture and Design crated the New Norris House, a single-family home that won a 2013 AIA COTE Top Ten Project designation for its high-performance attributes.

During ARCHITECT Live at the 2013 AIA National Convention in Denver, Tricia Stuth, AIA, and Matthew Lyle, AIA, of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Architecture and Design, discuss the New Norris House with Zach Mortice of AIArchitect.

Part 1: What is the New Norris House?

Part 2: Building the Home and its Sustainable Systems

Part 3: Lessons Learned from the New Norris House

Click here to read Ecobuildingpulse.com's past coverage of the New Norris House.