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The Solar Decathlon's Net-Zero Solar-Powered Start.Home Aims to Transform Green Home Building

The Solar Decathlon's Net-Zero Solar-Powered Start.Home Aims to Transform Green Home Building | sustainablity | Scoop.it

The Start.Home is the Stanford University entry in the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

 

Integrating technology into a home that can grow as needs change, the Start.Home design allows for customization and additions that are based on a pre-engineered, pre-fabricated start.core that can meet net-zero energy efficiency standards.

The Stanford design team aims to provide “efficiency without sacrificing creativity” such that each house can be an expression of its owner. The 12’x15’x10’ start.core features natural lighting, open spaces, a high roof that permits passive ventilation, and an emphasis on connecting the interior to the outdoors. The basic unit provides for a bathroom, kitchen, mechanical component access, and living areas. The start.core can be shipped on a standard truck trailer and installed on a lot for construction and customization.

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CAEXI BEST's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:45 PM
Net-Zero Start.Home à énergie solaire du Solar Decathlon vise à transformer Green Building d'accueil
GeoMeek's comment, June 13, 2013 8:08 AM
Is habitat building any of these homes?
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Will Mumbai's Tallest Skyscraper Be Its Greenest Too?

Will Mumbai's Tallest Skyscraper Be Its Greenest Too? | sustainablity | Scoop.it

The proposed 116-story Imperial Tower will offer a slew of sustainable options.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture‘s latest proposal for Mumbai’s tallest building—the slender 116-story, 400-meter residential Imperial Tower is designed to "confuse the wind."

This simply means that the extremely tall and thin tower will stand up to the forces of wind. Enhanced by sky gardens, designed to "dampen" wind eddying about the tower, the futuristic pencil-like structure will stand strong against a sudden gale. That should make residents of the two upper floors feel safe and secure as they gaze out to their commanding views of the Arabian Sea.

AS+GG also designed the skyscraper to minimize its effects on climate change. Environmentally friendly features include rainwater harvesting, gray water recycling, and exterior cladding to limit solar heat gain...



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RealCorp.lu's curator insight, May 21, 2013 7:32 AM

Des architectures de plus en plus "green".

Pooja Singh's comment, October 23, 2013 8:44 AM
Our homes and dreams are being taken away from us: Campa Cola Compound Story - The Facts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsivIMNiOY Show your support by sharing the video and by signing a petition onhttp://bit.ly/savecampacola