30 Jan '15, 3pm

Whirlpool & Purdue upgrade a 1920s home into the net-zero ReNEWW House @WhirlpoolCorp @LifeAtPurdue @PurdueUnivNews

Whirlpool & Purdue upgrade a 1920s home into the net-zero ReNEWW House @WhirlpoolCorp @LifeAtPurdue @PurdueUnivNews

“One of these things is not like the other ” is a phrase that applies especially to the Retrofitted Net-Zero Energy, Water, and Waste (or ReNEWW) House, a retrofitted 1920s bungalow located just off the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. Last September, a collaborative team of Purdue and Whirlpool sustainability experts unveiled a suite of green innovations that will help the 3,000-square-foot home achieve net-zero-energy performance. The ReNEWW House contains a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art basement lab that measures each system’s performance. The lab is primarily fit out with Gladiator workbenches and ultra-sensitive monitoring equipment. Researchers and engineers from Purdue and Whirlpool live on-site and run the lab, which is expected to collect more than 3.1 million data points in its first year of operation. “The data and the lab work show results...

Full article: http://gbdmagazine.com/2015/a-renewed-look-at-housing/

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