Gallery: Lumenhaus – Virginia Tech’s Smart Solar House

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We’re getting excited about this year’s Solar Decathlon and love Virginia Tech’s zero-energy, smart house. Lumenhaus — which is a combination of Lumen, meaning power of light, and Haus, which is a reference to the Bauhaus architectural movement — is a high-tech home that will be sure to garner a lot of attention at the upcoming competition. In fact it’s only one of two US teams to be accepted into the Solar Decathlon Europe, where it will compete against teams from around the world.

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  1. Southwind Enterprises February 18, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I own 3 Southern Exposure lots in Yorktown, VA and would like to learn more about building a home like this on these lots for resale. Are you aware of any government lending programs for building these type of residences? Any contact/referral assistance to get this program started here and provided some much needed local jobs in the building/housing industry in VA.
    Thank You.
    Denise King-Holzsager/Partner/Owner/Southwind Enterprises, LLC

  2. MUHAMMAD RAUF January 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm


  3. juanbetancourt December 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Hi, there is somebody that could bring me some assistance because i´m making a project to build the first ecologic classroom in Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar State; Venezuela but i got some much dudes, any help is welcome, i will be thankful

  4. bellaciao August 24, 2009 at 2:25 am

    I like it. very interesting. shame not to have used the wood for the structure, but otherwise seems perfect. vaguely reminiscent of my house ..
    eh, there also the little car ..
    Here is my drawings:

    (sorry for the English, I used Google Tranlate.’m Italian)

  5. doel August 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    When building a home with solar power, we don’t have to worry about building near power lines or available grids. Solar energy helps keep our environment beautiful in many ways. Solar power for homes…is it worthwhile? Yes!

  6. lennyesq August 22, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    What’s the vehicle in the driveway?

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