28 Oct '13, 6am

Team #Austria Wins @Solar_Decathlon 2013Team Austria Wins #SolarDecathlon 2013

Team #Austria Wins @Solar_Decathlon 2013Team Austria Wins #SolarDecathlon 2013

Last week the judges of the 2013 Solar Decathlon announced this year’s winner. The award went to Team Austria’s LISI House, which was a clear leader all along, having already won the Communications, Market Appeal and Energy Balance competitions. With LISI house, Team Austria sought to create a home, which seamlessly combines indoor and outdoor living, and can be built anywhere, be it in the Alpine forests of Austria or the temperate regions of California. LISI is an acronym for Living Inspired by Sustainable Innovation, which the team achieved primarily through a modular timber construction. More specifically, over 90% of LISI is constructed of wood. This material was chosen since it is completely natural, while also being low-maintenance and easy to transport. To maximize sustainability, all parts of the trees, including bark and heartwood, were used in the construction. ...

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