Pinoleville Pomo Nation | Pinoleville Pomo Nation Homes

In collaboration with Pinoleville Pomo Nation (PPN), the Community Assessment of Renewable Energy & Sustainability (CARES) and the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Architecture at the University of California Berkeley (UCB) created ambitious, culturally inspired, efficient model homes featuring natural materials and integrated renewable energy systems. As the tribe continues working toward culturally-appropriate housing and facilities, these homes demonstrate ways to provide for future needs.

This case study forms part of the Case Studies 2013 project by the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC). These case studies are foundational to SNCC's multi-year effort to research and share the exciting work that tribes are undertaking across the country.

About The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative

The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC) was founded in New Mexico in 2009 to advance the development of culturally and environmentally responsive housing design within American Indian communities.

Through planning, architectural design, technical assistance and research, the collaborative help tribal communities gain self-sufficiency, improve their impacts on the natural world, and develop healthy, green, culturally-appropriate communities.