Gallery: Virginia Tech Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 Solar Decathlon!

We can't help but be excited by an American win at the European Solar Decathlon, especially since German teams have kicked butt at the U.S Solar Decathlon for 3 years running now. Virgina Tech's Lumenhaus is a potent design that embraces the Bauhaus tradition and illuminates sustainable technology, all the while packing spacious-style living into just 800 square foot space. Additionally, its central concept of an adaptable exterior wall that adjusts automatically to variable weather conditions has proven to be a winning strategy in garnering attention.

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  1. Solar Decathlon House T... September 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    […] that will consume 90% less energy than a typical home for heating and cooling. Unlike some of the SD Houses, this net-zero house has a life beyond the competition — it will actually serve to shelter […]

  2. lola June 29, 2010 at 4:19 am

    I have a one caravan in a parcels up near Conil, Cádiz, Spain, and I would like have the house’s energy for the solar energy, but I don’t think what university near there could guide me abaout this system.

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