Gallery: Stuttgart University’s Shimmering Solar Decathlon Home+

 

All of the homes in this year’s Solar Decathlon Europe utilize advanced building technologies and green strategies to optimize their energy use — this is especially evident in the home+ by Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. The beautiful shimmering photovoltaic-covered exterior is actually far more complicated on the inside, providing highly energy efficient heating and cooling. An energy tower and phase-changing materials help the home easily move hot or cold air to where it is needed most, and of course the home can generate far more energy than it could ever need.

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  1. manny June 24, 2010 at 1:20 am

    As well as being highly energy efficicent, the designers have utilized light and space to great effect

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