Lumenhaus: Virginia Tech's Entry for Solar Decathlon
Aug 24, 2009 14:26
Virginia Tech's entry to this year's Solar Decathlon is named Lumenhaus and is designed (Like all the others) to offer off-grid sustainable living.
The Lumenhouse home is an 800-square-foot, 1-bedroom residence with an open floor plan that can be extended to the outside decks. Integrating an innovative Eclipsis System which uses advanced weather monitoring systems, the shading system is automatically opened or closed depending on the weather.
The Eclipsis System also offers advanced insulation, which allows natural light to illuminate the interiors and stops summer heat or winter cold. The roof, which is composed of double efficient solar cells, are bifacial and enhances energy generation by almost 15%.
Other green features include grey water recycling, rainwater harvesting, radiant floors, energy-efficient LED lighting and a home management system. The house can be controlled by smart phones to allow owners to switch off any appliance that has been carelessly left operating even when no one is home.
There’s a spreadsheet program that comes with the Mac Operational System which is called Apple Numbers. Actually, it’s a part of Apple’s iWork suite. This program crates files with data organized into rows and columns and may as well be provided with some graphs, tables, images and formulas. Rows are usually labeled with numbers while columns are labeled using letters. An Individual sell can be determined by a unique combination of both. Read more
Photo editing can be a cumbersome and time consuming job, but it's what makes the end product even more stunning. To do this, there are tons of software that allow you to work on your material anywhere without the new of installing it on your computer. Today, we review Fotophire - the latest and also complete photo editing toolkit you can access on the cloud. Check out what we think about it and how you can use it for your photo works. Read more
Just as templates have made it a lot easier to design your web pages and build your websites, there are times when this wide array of templates makes you overwhelmed and confused and for several days together you keep staring at them unable to decide which to select and work upon. Read more