The self-sufficient Gut Feeling house produces more electricity than it uses

May 11, 2018 by  
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This narrow rental home, nestled in Oberaudorf — a village in Bavaria, Germany — is the perfect place to refuel and find inspiration. Architect Markus Eck designed the house, named Gut Feeling, as a green  vacation home suitable for two people. With solar panels, which produce more electricity than the home uses, and a heat recovery system that circulates fresh air, the home embraces sustainability while keeping guests comfortable all year long. The house exemplifies simplicity using natural building materials . On the ground floor, there is a small garage, a kitchen, a dining area and a living room. On the second floor, there is a bedroom and bathroom. The third floor houses additional space for guests to sleep and a freestanding bathtub. Both the interior and exterior of the home are clad in timber. In order to create more space, the architect included a terrace on two sides of the building. Residents may also enjoy outstanding views thanks to the large sliding doors that lead out to the terraces. Related: 7 charming off-grid homes for a rent-free life Eck also included sustainable features, such as s olar panels , which produce more electricity than the home uses, and a heat pump , which collects any extra heat in two large buffers. When the sky is cloudy, the home uses 100 percent green energy provided by a hydroelectric power station at a nearby inn. To maintain a steady, comfortable temperature and allow fresh air to circulate year-round, the home relies on built-in sensors and a heat recovery system . + Markus Eck Architekt Via Dwell Photos by Florian Holzherr

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Net-zero Aggie Sol offers affordable sustainable housing to low-income groups

October 8, 2015 by  
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US Army Corps of Engineers Unveils New LEED Gold Headquarters in Seattle

November 29, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of US Army Corps of Engineers Unveils New LEED Gold Headquarters in Seattle Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100 percent outside air , 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , Daylighting , Energy Star Score , Federal Center South Building , geothermal energy , green building technology , green stormwater managerment , gsa , heat recovery system , integrated mechanical systems , LEED gold rating , permeable surfaces , phase-change thermal storage tank , rainwater cistern , rainwater harvesting , Reclaimed Materials , reusing thermal energy , Sellen Construction , underfloor ventilation , urban heat island effect , US Army Corp of Engineers , USACE Seattle headquarters , zgf architects

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Freedomky Prefab House Combines Low Energy with High Design

August 1, 2012 by  
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