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The LOW3 House Brings Affordable Sustainability to the Solar Decathlon
The LOW3 combines passive solar architecture with bioclimatic optimization to minimize the house’s energy demand. The team chose to use building integrated solar panels (BIPVs) on the roof and sides of the envelope and solar thermal systems throughout the home to supply the inhabitants with power. In addition to the green technology used in the home, the materials that compose it are sustainable and local.
In order to make the LOW3 as versatile as possible, the team used modular building systems in the design, making it easy to customize and expand when the needs of its occupants change.
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