20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!
China’s Tongji University utilizes cast-off shipping containers to create the energy-efficient Y Container home. Shipping containers are joined together to form the house, which is geared toward young couples on a budget.
Team Florida’s Flex House opens and closes seasonally, using passive cooling in mild winter, and shutting to keep sweltering heat out in the summer. Cypress louvers provide shade and style in the hot Florida sun.
4D Home by Team Massachusetts fuses energy-efficient technology and passive strategies without compromising simplicity. The two bedroom home is a flexible shared space, thanks to two sliding partition walls.
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