The 10-day European Solar Decathlon in Madrid, Spain came to an end with Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus winning the top prize. The 800 square foot zero-energy home was inspired by the Farnsworth House by Mies Van Der Rohe. The modular design includes "plug-in" entryways and stairs that allow it to expand to a four… Continue
Added by Springer on June 28, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Simple, yet smart. Area Industrie Ceramiche makes a roof tile called a Tegolasolare. It looks like a roof tile, it is installed like an ordinary roof tile, and it's made out of ceramic like a regular roof tile. However, unlike a regular roof tile, a solar power panel comprising four photovoltaic cells is installed on it. The… Continue
Added by Springer on June 22, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Designed by Aart Architects, this Active House in Lystrup, Denmark is one of eight prototypes being built across Europe by the Danish window company Velfac. A test family is to occupy each of the homes for a year while the building's performance is monitored.