Submitted by: Christof Müller
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Energy-Autonomous Home Building
This building is designed to be operated independently of common systems. Therefore energy recovery and storage, drinking water supply and sewage disposal will be managed inside the building. In order to implement this, the project is divided into three parts: 1. A new wall: An existing highly heat insulating wooden construction will be analyzed in a long-range trial. 2. Solar alignment: Flotation and rotation systems will optimize the alignment of the building for solar purposes. This part will be implemented by the end of 2006. 3. Energy-autonomous home: This cooperation of the two projects above with capable and innovative general contractor partners aims to realize energy autonomy in home construction.