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2011 Solar Decathlon: ENJOY House

2011 Solar Decathlon: ENJOY House

The concrete theme is also prevalent in ENJOY's interior design ... the material can be found in everything from the kitchen sink to the shower bench to various customized furnishings. And as mentioned, the structure is ADA-accessible and based on universal design principles, meaning that folks with and without disabilities will feel right at home. Explains Team New Jersey: "As the owner matures into retirement the house will remain comfortable and accessible, being only a single level accessed by ramps and designed with large amounts circulation space around the central core." Outside , ENJOY boasts a nifty, fully-automated rainwater collection system that directs reclaimed water to a cistern underneath the home's modular vegetable planters. Low-maintenance native Northeastern shore plants including seaside goldenrod, false asters, and American dune grass make up the land...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/2011...

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