7 homes that produce more energy than they consume their tenants
The houses that wind the huge electricity bills, fading. New homes can even help their owners not only save, but also to earn. Plus-energy house occur around the world, producing more energy than they consume. You can even install a special device to sell surplus electricity to the grid. In our review of "Seven" the most energy-efficient homes.
Beautiful, lucrative, more and more available, these homes demonstrate the benefits of renewable energy. Before you eight examples of residential buildings Plus-energy, which can provide electricity for a couple of houses in the neighborhood.
1. ZEB Pilot House
The Bureau Snøhetta.
Specialists of the Norwegian architectural bureau Snøhetta drafted family ZEB Pilot House home that produces enough energy to electric power all year round. Pent roof is equipped with solar panels and is inclined towards the rising sun.
In addition, geothermal sources are used to power the home. The house, built in Larvik in Norway, is a prototype and demonstration site to facilitate the learning process.
The architect Ralph Disch.
Petal solar panels on the roof of the house Heliotrope is rotated 180 degrees in the sun like a flower of a sunflower. Since solar power panel 6, 6 kW / h detects more energy. Special water pipes collect the heat and distributes it throughout the home. The building was constructed by architect Ralph Disch in Freiburg, Germany.
Rotating house generates five times more electricity than it consumes. More environmentally friendly this house makes the system of sewage and rainwater and composting toilet.
3. Cannon Beach Residence
The company Nathan Good Architects.
Architectural Nathan Good Architects Office offers more than just excess renewable electricity - located at Cannon Beach, Oregon, house under green roof with great views of the ocean, it produces its own energy, using a combination of solar panels, solar hot water heaters, geothermal, ventilation systems, in which combustion air is heated by heat of the effluents.
4. Home For Life
Studio AART Architects.
Filled with sunlight Home For Life - one of eight experimental Active Houses funded holding FKR Holding. Nearly 200 square meters of the house is provided with heat and electricity from renewable sources.
The house is situated so that in winter the room was heated by direct sunlight. Roof mounted solar panels and water heating system. The heat pump provides heat retention at airing.
5. B10 Activhaus
Studio Werner Sobek Group.
Architectural Studio Werner Sobek Group has developed a draft of excess energy at home that produces enough clean energy to ensure that the house itself, two electric charge and remains in the house next door. House area of 85 square meters.
The house is equipped with a control system, available as a panel within the home, or remotely from a tablet or smartphone. "Learn" the system can memorize the habits of homeowners and adapt to them. The solar panel generates 8,300 kW / h of electricity per year.
6. Townhouses Roxbury E +
Interface Studio Architects Studio.
Plus-energy house need not be free-standing. Studio Interface Studio Architects has developed townhouses, providing yourself with pure energy. The first group of houses was built in Boston, Massachusetts. The project received LEED-certified.
Each house is equipped with thirty-nine solar panels that can produce 10,000 kilowatts per year. Thanks to the many energy-saving devices, energy generated enough with a surplus and, therefore, homeowners can sell part of it to the city network.
Professor Phil Jones and his team developed the first project in the UK available Plus-energy house. Its cost is $ 195,000, which is equal to or slightly lower than the average cost of a home in major metropolitan areas. Energy system at home can give the excess energy into the urban network of eight months a year. Three-bedroom house designed for the average family.
7. Carbon Positive House
Australian studio ArchiBlox announced the creation of the "first eco model". On the roof of the house Carbon Positive House installed solar panels that produce more energy than it takes to its residents. The remaining space is occupied by a roof greenery.
The facade consists entirely of double-glazed windows, the inside gets a lot of sunlight. Used in the interior vertical gardens. The walls and the floor finished with environmentally friendly materials.