Habitat for Humanity unveils 1st 3D-printed Tempe home

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Habitat for Humanity.)

By Lindsay Walker | Your Valley

A Tempe couple with deep local roots recently received the keys to their brand-new home across the street from Clark Park.

The twist: most of the house was built using a giant 3D printer, the first of its kind in Arizona.
Dusty Parsons, director of marketing and media for Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, said 75% of the house was printed out of laticrete, a “fancy concrete.” It makes for a very sustainable house for Shawn and Marcus Shivers, the new homeowners.

“We want to be able to print homes more efficiently, more affordably and more sustainably, with less waste,” he said.”This home in Tempe, we’re going to go for LEED Platinum certification. The walls have a small chase running down the middle of them, so we print the inside and the outside of the wall and it’s foam insulated on the inside. We think that Shawn and Marcus’ utility bills will be very,very low.”

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