SHERPA // Your Guide to Sustainable Housing

  • SHERPA is a free sustainable housing design tool. It will be a forum for discussing what sustainable housing means in the 21st century.





What should sustainable housing be in the 21st Century?

Supported by the 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP), UN-Habitat, CRAterre-ENSAG, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Cambridge will be developing the tool in collaboration with the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme (KENSUP), Yaam Solidaritè (Burkina Faso) and Architecture sans Frontièrs Nepal. The development of the software will be undertaken by Aptivate. The SHERPA tool advocates for an approach towards sustainable housing as envisioned by UN-Habitat and its partners, applying the four pillars of sustainability (social, environmental, economic, and cultural). The tool is named after the Sherpa people of Nepal who help alpinists reach the peaks of the Himalaya. We hope that the SHERPA tool will help you in your quest for designing sustainable housing.


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