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

 
The home is powered completely efficiently with renewable resources. The interior is passively heated in winter through the skylights. The interior is cooled by closing shutters and blinds to block the sun in the summer. An air water heat pump combined with polycrystalline photovoltaic panels line the roof, collecting energy to provide heat and hot water. The solar panels provide clean, greenhouse gas emission free energy.

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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 http://www.containerhousechina.com.it's also cool

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