A house designed and built by Rogue Community College students to showcase environmentally friendly construction techniques will be open to the public Thursday.

An open house is set for 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the “EcoCational House” at 984 Win Way, just off Highway 62 on the north side of Eagle Point.

Contractor Mark Knouff, who received RCC’s 2009 outstanding citizen award for his service to the college and community, spearheaded the project. Students from the college’s construction technology program worked on the design and construction to gain experience.

The house now will be sold and the proceeds will help provide scholarships for students studying construction technology at RCC.

— Anita Burke