Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus

It's getting really hard to update! I'm busy with a lot of summer school stuff at the moment but hopefully when things calm down I'll be able to make more posts!

Here's a little entry about Virginia Tech's Lumenhaus cause you know I gotta rep my school. The Lumenhaus has recently won the European Solar Decathlon. It's a beautiful, solar powered smart home that has previously won an award at a different competition. It can detect sunshine and has a moving facade that can provide shade or sunlight depending on internal and external temperature and weather, yet it still can provide natural sunlight. Its solar paneled roof automatically adjusts itself to receive maximum sunlight. It also filters rainwater to be used for showering, and collects shower water in a small pond.

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