The ZEB pilot house, located in Norway, is one of the most efficient buildings in the world, with 100% zero emissions, producing much more energy than it consumes and heating the pool with additional capacity, using countless ingenious technologies and components to make this house a truly eco-friendly building.
Suppose one day we come to live in a place where there are no people, let alone water, electricity, gas and other facilities, can we build such a hut in which we do not need to ask for non-renewable resources from nature and do not emit pollutants, while still enjoying the most modern life of the moment? In the future, zero-carbon buildings will be the trend. A zero carbon building is a building that does not consume coal, oil, electricity and other energy sources, with all of the year’s energy consumption provided by renewable energy generated by the site. Did you know that moving large buildings or public facilities, water, electricity, gas and coal, energy consumption is actually quite scary. Over the years, various new energy-saving technologies have been applied to the design and construction of buildings. You may ask: What’s it to do with me? It’s like the butterfly effect, reducing energy consumption at the big end so we can have cleaner air.
According to the UK Daily Mail, the ResearchCentreonZeroEmissionBuildings has collaborated with the renowned international construction company Snøhetta to build the ZEB pilot house, turning the vision of zero emission buildings into reality.
ZEB uses different natural resources to power the entire house, in addition to the power of at least one electric household car for one year. The house has a capacity of 23,200 kWh a year, but the clever, eco-friendly design allows consumption of only 7,272 kWh – truly more supply than demand!
On the roof are 1,614 square feet (about 150 square meters) of solar panels with an estimated capacity of 19,200 kWh. Facing southeast and tilted 19 degrees toward the sun, it maximizes sunlight and makes it easier to collect and use rainwater. Solar panels heat water inside the house for use.
Inside, the stylish décor uses a lot of recycled materials from the construction process, and Snøhetta’s interior design is Scandinavian minimalist, matching the house’s simple exterior.
The reclaimed wood gives the interior of the house a log cabin feel. The atrium separates the kitchen from the bedrooms, maximizing space and keeping the entire room warm.
Large sunny windows provide both light and heat, and heat circulation ensures that the entire house is kept warm. Sensors measure the temperature of each room and distribute the heat accordingly.
The house has two floors, each with a set of heaters that heat the entire house, and the heat comes from a geothermal well.
Just because the facility is environmentally friendly doesn’t mean it can’t be luxurious. Additional capacity will be used to heat the pool, while the sauna is heated using firewood, and an additional vegetable garden will foster more sustainable living habits.