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Adaptable Solar Dog House

Adaptable Solar Dog House

Radar’s house illustrates that everything can have more than one purpose. This adaptable dog house is a perfect fit for an active dog like Radar.

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Newfoundland Solar Dog House

Newfoundland Solar Dog House

Energy from the sun collected through the solar panel powers an LED light strip placed to illuminate the plants and allow for soft lighting within the sleeping area.

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Two-level Passive Solar Dog House

Two-level Passive Solar Dog House

When it’s chilly, a dog can take refuge in the more tightly enclosed upper loft, heated by the adjacent soda can solar roof assembly.

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The “VeinerHaus” Dog House

The “VeinerHaus” Dog House

The solar panel powers an internal battery to run the recirculated water pump system, a remote-controlled treat dispenser and an LED porch light so Amelia never has to arrive home in the dark.

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Low Maintenance Passive Solar Dog House

Low Maintenance Passive Solar Dog House

Sustainable features include a rain water collection system with filtration, passive heating and cooling, a concrete thermal mass wall, radiant floor heating, and a solar panel battery system to power all electronic devices.

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Tennis Ball ‘Trombe Wall’ Dog House

Tennis Ball ‘Trombe Wall’ Dog House

Built with salvaged or repurposed materials wherever possible, Pesto’s house has a redwood frame for weather resistance. The sliding roof lets the sun in and keeps the weather out and the wind-scoop design keeps the house ventilated.

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Energy Efficient Dog Haven

Energy Efficient Dog Haven

Samson’s Home is an energy efficient haven. On hot summer days Samson will have great ventilation with slatted assemblies on two sides of his dog house to let a nice breeze come through.

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Solar Decathlon 2017

The Solar Decathlon in 2017 was held in Denver, Colorado. There were 11 competing teams that showcased energy efficient engineering feats. As the articles are written up, then will be linked. Las Vegas – Sinatra Living, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Maryland – reACT, University of Maryland Missouri S&T – SILO, Missouri University of Science […]

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Our Solar System, To Scale

Our Solar System, To Scale

The video gives some perspective about our place in the solar system.

The video gives some perspective about our place in the solar system.

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CalPoly’s INhouse

CalPoly’s INhouse

For the 2015 Solar Decathlon Building Competition, Cal Poly State University designed and build the INhouse, integrating a few smart passive solar features.     Some of the home’s features include: Clerestory windows to allow hot air to leave the building Palm oil, used as a phase change material, in the home’s core as the […]

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