Gallery: LichtAktiv Haus is the Energy Efficient Home of the Future

If you've ever wondered what your house might look like in 2050, the LichtAktiv Haus might give you a taste. The VELUX Group renovated this typical 1950s home outside of Hamburg into an energy-efficient masterpiece. The home is part of the German competition “Model Home 2020,” which asked entrants to transform preexisting homes into modern climate neutral residences.

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  1. Buildingwell September 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    This is a great example of the potential to make even the most traditional of homes energy and water efficient. The shell of a building is generally seen as a constraining factor for retrofit projects. The LichtAktiv Haus shows that in fact they can become advantages. The new, large windows open up the house to the outdoors and build off of natural elements of light and heat.

  2. wwj5510 September 19, 2011 at 4:06 am

    an energy-efficient masterpiece ,it’s future trends .
    like this house,you can go to's also cool

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