Hardwood features of Solar Decathlon home highlighted
Written by TechPurdue // May 23, 2012 // Admitted Students, Alumni & Friends, Building Construction Management, Business & Industry, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Solar Decathlon, TechBytes // No comments
American Hardwoods have long been a preferred building material in American homes, and if student home designers from Purdue University have their way, it appears as if that preference will continue.
As one of 20 colleges and universities selected to participate in the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, Purdue University’s students designed INhome – short for “Indiana Home” – to reflect the vernacular of a traditional Midwestern residence. Spearheaded by Purdue’s College of Technology and focused on the theme of “practical meets innovation,” the team incorporated passive design into their 928-square-foot home, allowing natural processes to reduce heating, cooling and lighting needs.
The team’s cost-effective approach to the competition was accomplished in part by using off-the-shelf materials such as 5-inch, prefinished engineered hickory flooring, featured throughout INhome.
Read the full article about how wood was used throughout INhome at HardwoodInfo.com.