Submitted by: HFT Suttgart
Implemented country: Germany
Title: Home+

home+ is a small residential building prototype with a footprint of 74 m², designed for 1 or 2 people. The building should be deployable all around the world and be developed to be accordingly mobile, as well as being powered only with solar energy. A purely passive operation of the building is attained for most of the year. The so-called “ventilation tower” improves passive ventilation and cooling by catching the wind, cooling down the air through humidification and by transporting it into the interior - supported by two solar chimneys. The energy concept however also includes other innovative components: amongst others newly developed PV/T collectors to discharge a complex PCM-ceiling at night, glass/glass PV modules with multi-color cells and a very small reversible
heat pump for peak loads.

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