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This innovative shell reduces the home's energy consumption by a whopping 90%

This innovative shell reduces the home's energy consumption by a whopping 90%

The 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition that challenges 20 competing collegiate teams to design and build solar-powered, passive homes with cost-effective, consumer appeal. After two years of planning and design, students from the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and Germany’s Erfurt University of Applied Sciences recently completed the construction of Techstyle Haus. After completion, the house was shipped off to France, where it will make its debut in late June. The 800 square foot home is built atop a wood and steel base, but will be covered by Sheerfill , a curved fiberglass fabric that will maximize the structure’s thermal properties.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-techstyle-haus-futuris...

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