Harvard University and architectural firm Snohetta and Skanska Technology are working on a project to build sustainable houses that generate more energy than they need. The pilot for the HouseZero project in Cambridge, Massachusetts, demonstrates the idea of a transferable model of retrofitting that could be applied to the 14 million-plus residential buildings in the US.
Enlarged windows, skylights, ventilation controlled via smart algorithms, room sensors to control heat and air quality are all built in to make living as efficient and healthy as possible. The included energy storage system even supports the grid with surplus energy.
Why not share this article?