A unique initiative by engineer Claude Gauthier. Building a house of the future entirely out of environmentally friendly construction materials, run on new and renewable energy sources, in an elementary school yard, is a tremendous feat.
The Maison Richelieu, a museum, gathering place and classroom, deserves international recognition.
Each of the energy sources was sponsored by a public figure concerned about the environment. In Bernard’s case, the vertical windmill that stands atop the house bears his name.