07 Oct '15, 1pm

Ultra-efficient GRoW Home stays green year-round with solar and thermal energy:

Ultra-efficient GRoW Home stays green year-round with solar and thermal energy:

, the GRoW Home was inspired by the growth of solar in New York State and by SolarCity’s decision to build a 1.2 million-square-foot solar factory , one of the largest in the Western hemisphere, in Buffalo. According to the team’s design philosophy, the GRoW home considers four key themes: to “nurture active stewardship, think functional flexibility, live with nature, and recognize energy hierarchy.” The house is wrapped in a tight thermal envelope, structural insulated panels, as well as high-performance sliding glass doors and windows to reduce heating loads in winter.

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