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Habitat For Humanity Eco Village Promoted with EarthCam Construction Camera

New Living Model Showcases Sustainable Community Environment


New York, April 22, 2013 -- For fifteen years, volunteers at the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity in River Falls, Wisconsin have been building one or two homes a year. Now, in a heroic undertaking, this organization is building an 18 home sustainable community development and the Eco Village project is being documented and promoted by an EarthCam construction camera. The world is celebrating Earth Day today, the most fitting day to promote this new eco-village, which shares the same mission of environmental sustainability and protection.

The neighborhood is designed to promote green community development practices and healthy living. Dr. Kelly Cain, Executive Director at the St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development for University of Wisconsin-River Falls said, “This national demonstration project for a holistic system approach to low-to-moderate income neighborhood design is unprecedented in many ways. It is restorative to nature and to quality of life for generations to come. This is especially true for its LEED Platinum and carbon negative approach to building performance, among all other outcomes.”

EarthCam selected their industry standard MegapixelCam to document construction of the five acre project. Habitat for Humanity project managers are able to log in to the secure Control Center 7 software and view easily searchable inspection-grade image archives, analyzing progress by marking up the HD photos and sharing them via email with colleagues. Updating images of the construction progress is also available on the St. Croix Valley Habitat webpage where visitors can save and share their favorite moments via social media. When the project is complete, EarthCam's team of Time-Lapse producers and editors will hand-stitch the images together into a cinematic time-lapse movie.

“We are proud to donate our services to showcase the hard work of the Habitat for Humanity volunteers in St. Croix Valley, Wisconsin,” said Joseph Nizza, EarthCam Vice President of Business Development. Stay up-to-date on the progress of this new sustainable community development by visiting


EarthCam is the recognized global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services to business and government agencies. The company, which started in 1996, offers construction webcam technology and services to some of the largest international construction companies and developers in the world. 36 State Departments of Transportation and 80 of the Top 100 construction companies rely on EarthCam's expertise to monitor and document their projects. Projects documented by EarthCam include: National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Panama Canal Expansion, Smithsonian Institution Restoration, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Hong Kong Disneyland, Los Angeles International Airport, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi, National Museum of African American History and Culture and Santa Clara Stadium.

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