Design Meets Energy Efficiency: Das Haus Arrives in Boston

The Das Haus pavilion on display in Tempe, Arizona. Image courtesy of GACC.

The Das Haus pavilion on display in Tempe, Arizona. Image courtesy of GACC.

Working in close collaboration with Fraunhofer CSE and the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC), Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is bringing Das Haus, a pavilion showcase of German innovations in energy-efficient home building and technology, to Cambridge.

Das Haus will be exhibited at the MIT campus from June 18th through the 27th, and is open for public viewing from 10am to 6pm. Visitors can arrange to get a guided tour by RSVP. A grand opening event has been scheduled for June 20th.

Since October 2011, Das Haus has been traveling across the US, making stops at major cities around the country. At each stop, the pavilion has offered visitors the chance to get a hands-on preview of what they can expect to see from tomorrow’s homes and buildings.

Exclusive technologies and features incorporated into Das Haus include:

  • Thin film photovoltaic roof, facade and louvered panel systems
  • Heat-recovery climate control and ventilation systems
  • Passive House standard triple-pane windows
  • Solar-powered LED lighting systems and high-efficiency appliances
  • Vacuum-insulated panel systems
  • VRLA battery systems
  • Advanced wall construction materials and methods

Das Haus is an extension of Germany’s winning entries in the 2007 and 2009 Solar Decathlon. The Decathlon, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, brings  together 20 collegiate teams from around the globe to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are aesthetic, cost-effective and energy efficient.

We’re very excited to support Das Haus’s exhibition showcase, so be sure to check it out while it’s in town!

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