The Ideal Sustainable Home will be constructed for public view at Sustain ’99, the World Sustainable Energy Fair, May 25-27, in Amsterdam. It will be fully equipped with the latest innovations to demonstrate that clean energy and energy efficiency are affordable and offer a higher standard of living.
The house will feature PV, solar water heating, passive glazing, and combined heat and power, as well as many energy saving techniques, including a low-water washing machine and a rainwater collection system. Furniture and fittings will be produced from sustainable wood and other materials.
The architecturally designed house will be built in the exhibit hall by one of the largest construction consortiums in The Netherlands, NBM-Amstelland. The house will be re-located afterward to the major housing project at Leidsche Rijn near Utrecht.
Source: Environmental Design & Construction http://www.edc-mag.com