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IKAROS, the Ultimate Energy Self-Suficient Home in Germany

You’ve seen a lot of energy efficient houses on Freshome, yet we didn’t have a residence that was completely self-sustainable. The IKAROS House was recently unveiled in Germany at the European Solar Decathlon.  Built by the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, this project produces energy that exceeds the home’s needs. How is this possible? By using a variety of green technology such as solar panels, vacuum insulation panels, efficient mechanical systems and natural ventilation. The home was built for a family of four and is a small compact building with a very interesting design. Its price is said to be 275,000 €, but being given that it is able to save about 4,600 € on energy costs every year, it is definitely worth it.- via Inhabitat

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4 responses to “IKAROS, the Ultimate Energy Self-Suficient Home in Germany” - Add yours!

  1. June 22, 2010

    This is amazing! is Germany going to start developing these energy effiecient homes or is it just this 1? Too bad there is not many/any of these homes in Canada for such a decent price.

  2. Simon said:
    June 22, 2010

    its so ugly

  3. Rod said:
    June 23, 2010

    Bugs.

  4. jay said:
    April 21, 2011

    great with a lot of new ideas and kudos i like it very much

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