Sheridan Small Homes:
A Case Study

The vision for Sheridan Small Homes was to demonstrate that it is economically feasible to build affordable housing to high sustainability standards and that people want to live in smaller homes. ONE|NB believes that everyone deserves to live in a healthy, high-quality home regardless of income. This project sought to address an issue of environmental justice, where lower-income communities are often hardest hit by infrastructure pollution, yet they are rarely the ones to reap the benefits of sustainable innovations.

Sheridan Small Homes was intended to serve as a pilot build to test this concept while providing training on Passive Homes for all members of the design team that led to even more wide-reaching community benefits. This project also demonstrates the long-term viability of zero net-energy affordable housing while training the next generation of construction professionals in zero net-energy home construction.