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Modern architecture has to find its methods not by reference to traditional forms and materials. The architecture of our time must exhibit positive attitude to the natural environment. The green architecture house designed by a team lead by Professor Werner Sorbek has become one of energy efficient houses in Germany. This experiment green building was built in December 2011. Its sustainable energy source of solar panels and huge insulation provide high sustainability. The energy from solar panels is used not only to produce electricity but also to heat the water for the heating the floor of the house. There are a lot of sensors and automatics that make the system controlled and effective. This project in fact represents a future green architecture building. And the experiment shows how efficient housing can get.
Today we are going to review one more project of remodeling and expansion, which was designed by the architect Jeremy Levine. As a result of the work, area of the house was expanded by more than one-third, but its not the main point. In addition the fact that the house was enlarged and completely renovated, a number of transformations made the building more environmentally friendly. So, the house was equipped with solar panels, large windows that allow using of natural light and a special ventilation system, which replaced the artificial air conditioning. An interesting solution was invented in order to save the trees near the house. In their locations was decided to equip small courtyards.
This is probably one of the most featured and green houses we reviewed yet. We used to think of a contemporary house as of the one with unusual architecture and crazy amount of swimming pools. Well this house is about the latest technology serving to create a warm and inspiring home for a single family. Active and passive eco technologies include the thickly insulated multi-layer envelope, high efficiency fiberglass windows, LED lighting, Hunter Douglas automatic windows coverings and the Eco Dashboard real-time monitoring system. Apart from the regular living areas the house has a home gym, huge swimming pool and a two-car garage; moreover the house is already equipped by two electric vehicles. A bunch of solar panels on the roof produce 17kW of energy, which is enough to power up both the house and the electro mobiles.