There are many great examples of buildings around the world that were build to be sustainable and eco-friendly. This interesting eco-home was build in a collaboration between the international architecture firm Snøhetta and Norway’s Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB).
It was designed to serve as a prototype that combines ecologically conscious design and a sense of well being while accommodating the energy needs of a whole family.
All power sources are 100% free of fossil fuels. The zero-energy house uses climate sources passively in order to live sustainable. Heating and cooling is being regulated through carefully-situated glass surfaces, house geometry and the volume of the building.
A house that leaves no carbon footprint
All resources are being used most efficient and were designed to make as little impact on the
house’s carbon emissions as possible. Electricity, which is generated by the solar panels, and rainwater is being used for the toilet and the garden. The organic and recycled materials used were chosen based on thermal characteristics, but also on their ability to contribute to a good indoor climate and air quality. Outside, fruit trees and vegetable gardens enable small-scale food production.
This functional and contemporary house combines high-end craftsmanship, blending design and environmental awareness and shows once more how design and technology work together hand in hand.