Clemson works on environmentally friendly home
Clemson University students have designed a home where they say a family of four can live comfortably using local materials and having almost no impact on the environment.
The home is called “Indigo Pine.” It takes its name from two things South Carolina has in abundance – pine trees and the blue dye from the indigo plant.
More than 100 students and professors are helping to design and build the home the university will enter in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2015.
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The 1,000 square-foot, three-bedroom home will be built with plywood made of pine. And like any proper Southern home, it will have a porch.
Clemson is emailing the design to California to cut down on carbon emissions needed to transport the materials.
Furman to host Bob Schieffer of CBS
Bob Schieffer, Emmy Award-winning reporter and host of CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” will be the keynote speaker at the Riley Institute at Furman University’s 10th annual David Wilkins awards dinner in Columbia Jan. 13.
The event, which takes place on the first night of the legislative session, honors those who have displayed excellence in legislative and civic leadership.
Schieffer has been a reporter for more than half a century and has worked at CBS News since 1969.