Manukau Institute of Technology helps with Sir Edmund Hillary House Rebuild

  

Students from the School of Construction at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) are helping with the rebuilding of Sir Edmund Hillary’s house as part of their entry into this year’s Sustainable Habitat Challenge.

The old homestead is being relocated to Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate in Otara, Auckland, where it will be rebuilt and become the home for the Sir Edmund Hillary Leadership Institute.  The renovated structure will incorporate a number of eco-friendly and sustainable building systems such as rainwater harvesting, double glazing, insulation and solar heating.

MIT students training in construction, electrical, plumbing and landscaping will work on the project that is expected to be completed by mid-2011.

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