Project under the name â€œNexusHouseâ€ is the joint work of Technical University in Munich and University of Texas in Austin. This house is energy independent, made from recycled and sustainable material, it has water purification system and solar panels on the roof. Nexus house was built as a joint project of twoÂ universities for the upcoming
Project under the name â€œNexusHouseâ€ is the joint work of Technical University in Munich and University of Texas in Austin. This house is energy independent, made from recycled and sustainable material, it has water purification system and solar panels on the roof.
Nexus house was built as a joint project of twoÂ universities for the upcoming solar decathlon 2015. House is made of recycled
materials, sustainable materials and with solar panels on the roof. AllÂ appliances in the house, lightning, kitchen appliances, air conditioning andÂ electric car, are supplied with the energy from solar panels.
House is using heat pump and storage of thermalÂ energy in order to optimally exploit energy for heating and cooling. System forÂ collecting rainwater provides technical water and with the help of filtrationÂ system this water can be used for drinking. The system for collection of usedÂ water allows usage of this water again in washing machine, toilet tank etc.
Most of materials, used during construction, doÂ not pollute the environment and can be set apart into components for recycling.Â The facade is covered with recycled wood.
This is just one of many positive examples ofÂ investments in the continuous technological development of the constructionÂ system and materials for low-energy and passive house construction.
The positive trend of low energy and passiveÂ houses is slowly coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In December 2014, the first
passive house was constructed in Sarajevo as a result of cooperation betweenÂ the Municipality of Stari Grad and the factory of prefabricated housesÂ “Promo”. The constructed passive house has an annual energyÂ consumption of 15 KW / m2, and consumes up to 20 times less energy than theÂ average home in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is estimated that the costs of this
house for heating, cooling, ventilation and hot water, will be approximately 150Â Euro annually. The house has a special heating and cooling system installedÂ that operates on the principle that the air intake valve is sucked into theÂ pipe contained in the ground at a depth of 2 meters below the house. The air,Â if necessary, heats or cools and provides a comfortable temperature inside the house.Â According to unofficial estimates, the cost of suchÂ system ranges from 13 â€“ 16,000 Euros, and canÂ heat or cool an area of 300 m2.
“We are particularly pleased to seeÂ implemented projects in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energyÂ sources in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially the ones that we initiated withÂ our promotional activities of passive house construction in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Â Center for Education and Raising Awareness of Energy Efficiency – Energis initiatedÂ an awareness raising campaign of passive hosue construction back in 2011 inÂ cooperation with the city of Sarajevo and other partners called ‘My FutureÂ House” as part of the European Union Sustainable Energy Week” saidÂ Hamid MehinoviÃ¦, Director of Energis.
If all relevant institutions at all levels of theÂ government would show more receptive and incentive measures towards theÂ construction of such houses and buildings this construction style in Bosnia andÂ Herzegovina could develop even faster!