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first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/440261/solar-decathlon-2013-stevens-institute-of-technology-places-second-in-architecture-places-fourth-overall Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/440261/solar-decathlon-2013-stevens-institute-of-technology-places-second-in-architecture-places-fourth-overall Clipboard Solar Decathlon 2013: Stevens Institute of Technology Places Second in Architecture, Fourth Overall Projects “COPY”center_img ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHobokenSolar DecathlonStevens Institute of TechnologySITSustainabilitySolar Decathlon 2013HousesUnited StatesPublished on October 19, 2013Cite: “Solar Decathlon 2013: Stevens Institute of Technology Places Second in Architecture, Fourth Overall” 19 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Solar Decathlon 2013: Stevens Institute of Technology Places Second in Architecture, Fourth OverallSave this projectSaveSolar Decathlon 2013: Stevens Institute of Technology Places Second in Architecture, Fourth OverallSave this picture!Courtesy of Jason Flakes / U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Share United States CopyText description provided by the architects. This “L-shaped” energy smart house by the Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT), dubbed Ecohabit, won second place in the architecture category and fourth overall in this year’s Solar Decathlon competition. The L-concept divides the house into two modules, “wet” and “dry”. Read the team’s description to learn why:Ecohabit addresses sustainability in all facets—from form, through construction, to the dynamics of its use. The house adapts to its occupants’ needs and provides them with feedback on ways to reduce energy use to live more sustainably. Its L-shape maximizes views of, and access to, the generous outdoor living space. Save this picture!© Ecohabit – Solar Decathlon Team Stevens Institute of TechnologyRecommended ProductsSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight at 5° with BeamCurtain WallsJansenFacade Systems – VISS Fire EI30WoodEGGERLow Flammability ProductsDesign Philosophy Ecohabit aims to redefine the relationship between a house and its occupants. Intelligent energy systems monitor the house, its occupants’ behaviors, and regional climate information. In doing so, Ecohabit “cohabits” with its occupants—enabling house and user to learn from each other to create a more energy-efficient and sustainable lifestyle. Ecohabit’s innovative technologies allow it to be an ultra-efficient house, designed to help its occupants live, learn, and grow with it. Save this picture!© Ecohabit – Solar Decathlon Team Stevens Institute of TechnologyFeatures Transparent doors fold away to provide access to two large decks sheltered by a large solar roof overhang. The architectural design splits the house into separate “dry” and “wet” modules to allow for an energy-efficient distribution for the plumbing system. The modular interior space includes a master bedroom, a bathroom, and a flex room that can become a home office or second bedroom. The green roof and wall help insulate the house and collect rainwater for irrigating plants. A central machine room functions as the “brain” of the house. Save this picture!Courtesy of Jason Flakes / U.S. Department of Energy Solar DecathlonTechnologies An integrated photovoltaic system maximizes the use of available space and powers the house without large roof panels. An on-demand hot water system heats water when needed. Bio-phase-change material allows the house to harness the sun’s energy and heat during the day and release it into the house at night. The misting system collects condensate from inside the house and uses it to mist the exterior HVAC unit, increasing its efficiency. The smart energy management system monitors weather patterns, the habits of occupants, and their energy use to create a comfortable and energy-efficient living environment. Save this picture!Courtesy of Jason Flakes / U.S. Department of Energy Solar DecathlonMarket Strategy Tailored specially for the Southern California market, Ecohabit is designed for a young, middle-class couple and child. With flexible elements that can be modified to meet needs of the users and an accessible design, Ecohabit empowers all users to engage with an adaptable, sustainable living environment. Save this picture!Courtesy of Jason Flakes / U.S. Department of Energy Solar DecathlonWhat’s Next After Solar Decathlon 2013, Ecohabit will be relocated to the California State University San Marcos campus, where it will serve as a veterans center for the nearly 900 student veterans, service members, and military dependents at the school. In addition, the school plans to engage science and technology students to monitor the ongoing performance of the center in conjunction with the Stevens team.Save this picture!© Ecohabit – Solar Decathlon Team Stevens Institute of TechnologySave this picture!© Ecohabit – Solar Decathlon Team Stevens Institute of TechnologySave this picture!Courtesy of Jason Flakes / U.S. Department of Energy Solar DecathlonLearn more about Ecohabit here on SIT’s official website. Project gallerySee allShow lessBed, Breakfast & BauhausArchitecture News”Austria. Naturally Yours” Competition Entry / pendaUnbuilt Project Sharelast_img


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