From Sammy Medina at Co.DESIGN comes this story about a recent innovation in sustainable home design: “The project, currently on display outside the American embassy in Bucharest, was developed by the Justin Capra Foundation for Invention and Sustainable Technologies (FITS). The goal was to design and build a zero-energy shed that could be used as a house, studio, or office in various climates. It also had to be affordable and versatile.”


“Nearly every sustainable feature imaginable was embedded in the house, including solar heat, rainwater collectors, in-floor heating, ‘natural’ and ‘forced’ ventilation systems, LED lighting, and high-efficient fixtures… Best, it’s easy to control: You can use your smartphone to calibrate the interior environment to your exact specifications.” (Images courtesy of Soleta, their website is here.)

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