ZEB Pilot House Produces More Energy Than It Uses
In partnership with Norway's Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB), international architecture firm Snøhetta has designed and built a new experimental house, that is claimed to produce almost three times the amount of energy it consumes.
To accomplish the desired performance aims, the project applies passive and active strategies of green building that should greatly move forward the development of sustainable structures. In that vein, instead of relying on resource-consuming technology, the architectures, for instance, carefully calculated the angle of the roof to capture the maximum amount of solar energy year round; utilized natural breezes for ventilation; and used a rainwater collection system that provides water for toilet and garden use.
Construction of the ZEB Pilot House was over just this month and the building will be monitored longterm to ensure it meets all estimates.