Lumenhaus

Lumenhaus is a “power of light” zero energy modular house. Multiple modules can connect or stack with plug-in stairs and entryways. The Lumenhaus maximizes exposure to daylight and the energy collected during the day is used at night through a low-energy lighting system within the insulating panels. Virginia Tech’s Lumenhaus also Wins the 2010 European Solar Decathlon!

Lumenhaus employs many advanced building technologies.

  • RADIANT HEATING IN CONCRETE FLOOR
  • PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY AND ELECTRIC ACTUATOR
  • TRANSPORT SYSTEM – allows the house to be transported easily
  • INTERIOR LIGHTING –  extremely energy-efficient LED lights
  • HOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USER INTERFACE – computer interface that manages all of its systems
  • RAINWATER COLLECTION
  • GREYWATER RECYCLING
  • ECLIPSIS SYSTEM – advanced building façade comprising two layers: a metal shutter shade and a translucent insulating panel.
  • SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
  • PASSIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS LUMENHAUS optimizes the use of passive energy through day lighting, natural ventilation and natural passive heating and cooling.

http://www.lumenhaus.com