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Title: NexusHaus: Solar Decathlon House

Abstract

The University of Texas at Austin and The Technical University of Munich 2015 Solar Decathlon house is called Nexushaus because it combines UT Austin and TUM students in an affordable modular residential green building in the context of Austin, Texas, based on shape forming principles found in nature that demonstrates transformative technologies in Zero Net Energy, Zero Net Water and Carbon Neutrality. To meet the needs of the competition, a portable modular design has been developed with an assembly that enables ease of installation and both quantitative and qualitative performance in the design. The prefabricated house sits lightly on the land and forms the superstructure for photovoltaic technologies, rainwater collection, aquaculture and permaculture gardening and indoor/outdoor living. The ultimate goal of Nexushaus is to serve as a potential prototype for a next-generation modular home that could be reproduced in mass in an assembly plant in Austin.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. University of Texas at Austin
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The University of Texas at Austin
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1349685
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006558
Resource Type:
Other
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solar decathlon, zero net energy, zero net water, carbon neutral

Citation Formats

Garrison, Michael Lynn. NexusHaus: Solar Decathlon House. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Garrison, Michael Lynn. NexusHaus: Solar Decathlon House. United States.
Garrison, Michael Lynn. Tue . "NexusHaus: Solar Decathlon House". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1349685.
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abstractNote = {The University of Texas at Austin and The Technical University of Munich 2015 Solar Decathlon house is called Nexushaus because it combines UT Austin and TUM students in an affordable modular residential green building in the context of Austin, Texas, based on shape forming principles found in nature that demonstrates transformative technologies in Zero Net Energy, Zero Net Water and Carbon Neutrality. To meet the needs of the competition, a portable modular design has been developed with an assembly that enables ease of installation and both quantitative and qualitative performance in the design. The prefabricated house sits lightly on the land and forms the superstructure for photovoltaic technologies, rainwater collection, aquaculture and permaculture gardening and indoor/outdoor living. The ultimate goal of Nexushaus is to serve as a potential prototype for a next-generation modular home that could be reproduced in mass in an assembly plant in Austin.},
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year = {Tue Apr 04 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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