The Solarei Architecture firm based in New Zealand, is building sleek, efficient passive solar homes that integrate natural ventilation to help cool and heat the building, while respecting the surrounding environment by building sustainably. Based out of New Zealand and Bangkok, Thailand, Solarei is a young architecture firm building an impressive portfolio of passive solar [...]
Made entirely from wood, the goals of the AIR house were to be Affordable, Innovative and Recyclable. The Czech Technical University designed the house for older 50+ year-olds who are nearing retirement.
To compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon, the University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College joined forces to build ADAPT.
Stanford University designed and built the Start.Home to make sustainability trendy, social and affordable. They were awarded 1st place in both Affordability and Energy Balance, making more solar energy then they needed or used.
The Catholic University of America, George Washington University and American University combined their talents to create Harvest Home. It is a home that is being donated to serve returning U.S. military veterans.
Built for those working in remote regions, the University of Calgary designed a home that is both sustainable and comfortable. They placed 1st in both the Hot Water and Energy Balance…
The University of Louisville, Ball State University and the University of Kentucky combined forces to built the Phoenix House. Made to be rapidly deployed after a natural disaster…
Queen’s University, Carleton University and Algonquin College collaborated to build a 2013 Solar Decathlon home called ECHO.
The University of Southern California designed a prototype for a new residential model. The fluxHome placed 1st in Appliances and 3rd in Architecture.
Inspired by Appalachian living, the PEAK home from West Virginia University has some nice passive solar features.