While using clean, environmentally-friendly solar power is important, it is equally important to ensure that the use of the energy is productive and efficient. LEAFHouse blends architecture and engineering to maximize the light available to the residents with creative use of glazing, energy-efficient fixtures, and an innovative twist on traditional dimming systems.
Time-honored shading principles enable LEAFHouse to showcase views with expanses of glass on the south while shielding the interior from direct sunlight. Smaller windows on the north facade that minimize energy loss are balanced by a roof-ridge skylight allowing diffuse sunlight to illuminate a circulation path running the length of the house.
SHAC, the smart house system that continuously monitors the interior light levels of LEAFHouse, responds to environmental conditions by balancing electrical lighting with natural light.
On October 17, 2007 we won the lighting competition - keeping us in the lead.
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