graphic for green doghouse challenge
 Cornell Nature Society 2014 Green Doghouse entry

Cornell Nature Society 2014 Green Doghouse entry

Passive Solar 2014 Green Doghouse entry, by Mila Fournier

"Passive Solar Doghouse" 2014 Green Doghouse entry made by Mila Fournier

Coolest Doghouse, made from a recycled refrigerator, illustration by Steve Ellis

"The Coolest Doghouse" 2014 Green Doghouse entry, made from a recycled refrigerator, illustration by Steve Ellis

"The Love Shack" 2014 Green Doghouse entry

"The Love Shack" 2014 Green Doghouse entry by the Cornell Nature Society

Green Doghouse Challenge

1st Annual Green Doghouse Challenge for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and the SPCA of Tompkins County

The Green Buildings Open House is one of the premier events of its kind in the country, showcasing two dozen homes and businesses that feature both cutting-edge and traditional, time-honored green building methods, materials, and technologies.

In conjunction with the SPCA of Tompkins County, the first animal shelter in the nation to receive LEED Silver certification, this year we brought the green to our four-legged friends, with a challenge to build the ‘greenest’ doghouse in Tompkins County. We invited community members to design and build a doghouse using green building principles. You responded with some beautiful and thought-provoking tiny homes! We had a total of four entries, which are on display at the Tompkins County SPCA (1640 Hanshaw Rd, Ithaca) until the end of October. Bidding is open until midnight October 31, so bid high and bid often! View the doghouses entries on the banner slideshow above. 

photos of doghouse entries taken from old site

Last updated July 26, 2019