Colorado shipping container home achieves net-zero energy consumption

A Nederland, Colo., home that was built using two shipping containers has achieved net-zero energy consumption performance.

October 11, 2013

A Nederland, Colo., home that was built using two shipping containers has achieved net-zero energy consumption performance. The home utilizes passive strategies of insulation and orientation, active solar photovoltaic and thermal systems, and the harvesting of on-site renewable fuel (timber is selectively and sustainably cleared to burn in the high-efficiency wood stove). Designed by Studio H:T, the home has a center space between two shipping containers, creating areas for entry, living, and dining. It also has a loft deck that facilitates outdoor sleeping on a rolling platform bed and a green roof.

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