Romania’s Justin Capra Foundation for Invention and Sustainable Technologies (FITS) has developed a prototype for the Soleta zeroEnergy One modular home.
The tiny dwelling is powered by clean energy and utilizes the KNX smart energy, climate and ventilation monitoring and managing system that can be controlled remotely by a smartphone.
The prototype building was constructed using natural materials sourced locally, including glue laminated wood for the structure and wood shingles for the roof.
Instead of solid walls, FITS used insulated glass to provide natural light and ventilation.
Additional ventilation is “forced” in and coupled with a heat recovery system.
At just 48 square meters (not counting a 9 sqm loft and 22 sqm terrace), Soleta zeroEnergy One is compact but remains versatile enough to be used as a home or office space.