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A sustainable building design was made by a team of architecture and engineering students from AUC . The design is a unique sustainable house, called SLIDES (Sustainable, Livable and Interactive design). This design is aimed to harness the Egypt’s strong solar rays. It is also designed to adopt solar energy to achieve high sustainability. This design was [...]




 

 

A sustainable building design was made by a team of architecture and engineering students from AUC . The design is a unique sustainable house, called SLIDES (Sustainable, Livable and Interactive design). This design is aimed to harness the Egypt’s strong solar rays. It is also designed to adopt solar energy to achieve high sustainability. This design was registered for European Solar Decathlon, June 2012.

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The team prefer to create a modern design, instead of using the traditional design for this sustainable home. The structure is likely a box, covered by perforated panels to protect the house from harsh sun rays. The unique is that the panels may slide, just like a matchbox,  in order to control the solar gain. The  The latticework perforations are also an Arabic architectural trait. The panels were colored in a sand hue with yellow infusions.

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When the panels slide, the inner part of thisgreen building will be emerged. Thanks to the glass walls, natural daylight can be maximized and heat can be absorbed and stored in thermal mass flooring, in winter time. In summer time, the panels can be closed and thanks to the passive cooling system provided by the natural ventilation, the temperature inside can be maintained, and reducing the needs of electrical powered AC. A cealing vent also helps to remove the hot air.

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Green architecture aspects considered also are the energy and water sources. This sustainable home is powered by solar energy, provided by solar thermal panels and photovoltaic panels on the roof. by these, this home can be a net-zero energy structure. A grey water recovery system is also available to recycle water for drip  irrigation and toilet.

This structure were also designed to be built from green building materials, especially recycled materials. They created a special fiber reinforced polimer from plastic bags and waste woods, and used this materials for the perforated panels.

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The team is currently collect funding for this sustainable project. It will need USD 1.1 million for developing the green home design. Hope this incredible design will win the competition.

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