Gallery: PHOTOS: Solar Decathlon Opens in Washington DC

photo © Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat
Team Maryland's WaterShed house was inspired by the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. This resource-efficient employs a wide range of water-saving features including a rainwater channeling split butterfly roof, a water filtering green roof, and an edible garden wall. Grey water is collected from the dishwasher, shower, lavatory, and clothes washer and filtered through the home's constructed wetlands, which run right through the middle of the house.

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  1. vijayaraghavan6161 October 5, 2011 at 2:15 am

    make more cheep cost solar houses so that the energy consumption from the other resourses will lower and donate these houses to peoples they are under poverty level

  2. sherry qualls September 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    We’re thrilled the UMD team is leading the pack. They smartly chose Miele appliances for their home! The induction cooktop was especially of interest. Thanks for following this very cool iniative!

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