20 Aug '13, 9am

Ecohabit Smart Home Vies for 2013 Solar Decathlon Recognition

Ecohabit Smart Home Vies for 2013 Solar Decathlon Recognition

An entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition, Ecohabit is a project of a cross-disciplinary group of sixty Stevens Institute of Technology students with expertise it the areas of engineering, design, computer science, and the technological aspects of business, visual arts, and music. The Stevens Team, only one of twenty that were selected to compete in this year’s Solar Decathlon, states that its mission is to create an innovative home that utilizes green technology to revolutionize renewable energy and sustainable living strategies and practices. Ecohabit features a smart detection system so that the home can learn from its occupants (or users) to optimize energy efficiency. Its climate control systems include a Haiku ceiling fan, multi-stage heat pump, seven air delivery registers, a dehumidifying ventilator, a condensate misting system, and a dedicated energy recove...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2013/08/ecohabit-smart-home-vi...

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