28 Mar '15, 11am

NexusHaus Will Enter 2015 Solar Decathlon

The students elected to build the house almost entirely of renewable and reusable materials that are pollutant and toxin free. For instance, the exterior of the home is made of renewable raw wood. A solar panel installation on the roof will provide enough electricity for lighting, air conditioning, household appliances, and recharging an electric car. The home is intended to be a “plus house”, which means it will generate more electricity than it uses. Any excess will be fed back into the grid.

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2015/03/28/nexushaus-wil...

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Prefabricated Construction Goes BIG

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