Solar Decathlon (4)-Team Florida’s FLeX House of 2011


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This episode will present a walkthrough of the Team Florida’s FLeX House of Solar Decathlon of 2011. FLeX House is a grid connected, zero energy prototype designed to serve Florida’s hot and humid climate, positioned at National Mall’s Solar Decathlon/Solar Village  site #110 during Fall of 2011.  Its main body is prefabricated and shipped to the National Mall in one piece,  entry and bedroom module are deployed from main body of the house while  solar arrays and shading devices are attached on site.  The PV panels of FLeX House produces enough electricity for the house to have a net zero energy demand on an annual basis.  The design incorporates a garden on the cooler, shady Northern site.  Affordable and durable  corrugated metal is used for its building skin.  One can see that the entry module transitions into the living spaces very smoothly: with large windows and white surfaces that reflect  light and enhance day lighting; living area extends out through a glass door and  a deck to a garden beyond; sliding door opens for natural ventilation;kitchen counters equipped with energy star appliances strike a clean horizontal line that extends out to the deck.  Louvres made from locally grown cypress provides shade in the summer while let the sun in to warm the house during the cold of winter.  The entire Northern wall opens to combining the living area and deck area into one space, providing a healthy indoor-outdoor life style. And here is the walkthrough of the Team Florida’s FLeX House—>


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