WaterShed stakes its claim for the 2011 Solar Decathlon

WaterShed stakes its claim for the 2011 Solar Decathlon.

This is an interesting example of how simple improving sustainability and decreasing one’s carbon footprint can be. The WaterShed, as it’s called, is a house constructed for the Solar Decathon competition, and is designed to capture both solar energy and rain water. Solar panels on the roof are combined with a greenroof that aids in regulating the building’s internal temperature. Integrated solar panels on the roof allow the building to generate 100% of its own energy.

Found originally on Gizmag.com – in the ecogizmo section

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