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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Inson Wood examines Zero Energy Green Tomorrow House Achieves LEED Platinum

Image by Inhabitat

The Samsung Green Tomorrow house is a 500 square meter zero energy house that is meant to showcase a wide array of state-of-the-art green building strategies. It was designed by Samoo Architects with Arup providing consulting assistance.

Among the home’s innovative technologies are a sophisticated energy distribution system that communicates with the grid, a high-performance facade that reduces energy consumption, daylight sensors, heat pumps, radiant floor heating, high-efficiency lighting and 163 square meters of rooftop photovoltaic panels. All of these technologies work together to create what they are calling a zero-energy, zero-emissions residence.

They also went for all other green building strategies such as dual flush toilets, waterless urinals and a greywater system that reduces water consumption. Low-VOC materials and improved ventilation rates ensure a healthy interior.

This house pushes the frontiers of sustainability, ahead of its colleagues in usable technologies and low carbon foot print. This is a house that should have many offspring - its creation is an inspiration to all aiming to leave a friendly environment to their grandchildren. Thank you to Inhabitat for posting it. - Inson Wood