In 1997, after the disastrous fire in the Lama area, this community building miraculously survived but was in need of repair.
The large solar roof provides heat which is ducted to the rest of the building, and both active and passive solar features power the self-sufficient structure. A small solar shed keeps the inverters and other equipment warm, with some of the PV panels mounted on the shed roof.
Plumbing/ mechanical by Phoenix Mechanical, concrete by Medina Specialties, concrete counters by Cassim Dunn, plaster by Malcolm Boyd, kitchen table by Kailash, cabinets by Jonathan Scharfman, with lots of other parts of the whole contributed by Lama volunteers.
Sunwood is happy to have been part of the effort to finish this facility for the Lama Foundation community.