Denmark's net'zero energy home': With Home for Life, VKR Holding aims to bring carbon-neutral houses to the masses

Bidragets oversatte titel: Danmarks nul-energi hjem: Med Bolig for Livet vil VKR Holding gøre CO2 neutrale bygninger til standard

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Abstrakt

Judging by looks alone, you'd never guess that the simple one-and-a-half-story house on a residential street outside Århus, Denmark, is anything more than an ordinary single-family home. The stylish little house has the broad windows and long sloping roof of a typical Scandinavian home; a trampoline sits on the neatly trimmed lawn.

But this house is different. Using ecologically benign materials, a rooftop of solar panels, and energy-scrimping designs, the house generates more than enough power to run itself.

Inside, a family of five is testing out the ultimate model home. Windows in all four walls and a slanted skylight flood the first floor with sunshine. Built-in blinds twitch autonomously to adjust to the glare, angling their slats just so. To bring in more fresh air, the skylight slides open with a hiss. "It's fun to listen to," the children report.
Bidragets oversatte titelDanmarks nul-energi hjem: Med Bolig for Livet vil VKR Holding gøre CO2 neutrale bygninger til standard
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftI E E E Spectrum
Vol/bind47 8.10
Sider (fra-til)34-38
Antal sider5
ISSN0018-9235
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2010

Citationsformater