20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!
The Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem was the inspiration for the University of Maryland’s WaterShed house. Featuring a split butterfly roof, the house focuses on water by recycling, conserving and managing storm runoff.
The sturdy Self-Reliance house is a 2 bedroom gabled home with a living green wall in the kitchen. Designed by Middlebury College, it focuses on communal areas for family bonding.
The traditional Kiwi vacation home has been given the eco treatment in Victoria University of Wellington’s entry. First Light celebrates New Zealand’s morning light – which touches the country before any other. A triple-glazed skylight illuminates the home’s interior with the first light of day.
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