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Supersolar Fresnel Lenses Power Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House

Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 21, 2012 @ 5:52 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Roof,Solar Decathlon | No Comments

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Although one of the lower scoring teams at this year’s Solar Decathlon Europe competition [1] in Madrid, the Sumbiosi house [2] has extraordinary potential and shouldn’t be discounted just yet. Not only does Team ABC’s solar array offer up serious efficiency, it also enables cogeneration with a 3 in 1 system that produces electricity, hot water and a heat transfer fluid.

A rooftop Ventec system cools down the house during the summertime and also promotes natural ventilation [3], while water conservation is achieved with a little help from nature’s squiggly creatures! Called a Lombrifiltre [4], Sumbiosi’s greywater is cleansed with earthworms and sedimentary layers, delivering a byproduct that is clean enough to irrigate the air-scrubbing green roof and wash the car. An automated system finalizes the design, ensuring a high level of comfort at all times. Keep an eye on this team because the competition isn’t over until it’s over!

+ Sumbiosi by Aquitaine Bordeaux Campus [5]

+ Solar Decathlon Europe coverage on Inhabitat [1]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Solar Decathlon Europe competition: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-decathlon-europe/

[2] Sumbiosi house: http://inhabitat.com/green-roofed-sumbiosi-by-solar-decathlon-team-abc-is-a-low-impact-bioclimatic-dwelling/

[3] promotes natural ventilation: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-ventilation/

[4] Lombrifiltre: http://www.recyclaqua.agropolis.fr/dossier_presse/lom05.html

[5] + Sumbiosi by Aquitaine Bordeaux Campus: http://www.sumbiosi.com

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