Solar Decathlon Team

Our H2Ouse. Our Water Use.

At just over 900 square feet, Our H2Ouse targets the ZNE-friendly home markets of Sacramento and Yolo county. Our H2ouse is based around 3 main design pillars of drought resilience, education, and inclusiveness. The home features an industrial modern rustic aesthetic to represent the diverse urban and rural areas of California.

Solar Decathlon Team

Our H2Ouse. Our Water Use.

At just over 900 square feet, Our H2Ouse targets the ZNE-friendly home markets of Sacramento and Yolo county. Our H2ouse is based around 3 main design pillars of drought resilience, education, and inclusiveness. The home features an industrial modern rustic aesthetic to represent the diverse urban and rural areas of California.

Solar Decathlon Team

Our H2Ouse. Our Water Use.

At just over 900 square feet, Our H2Ouse targets the ZNE-friendly home markets of Sacramento and Yolo county. Our H2ouse is based around 3 main design pillars of drought resilience, education, and inclusiveness. The home features an industrial modern rustic aesthetic to represent the diverse urban and rural areas of California.

Solar Decathlon Team

Our H2Ouse. Our Water Use.

At just over 900 square feet, Our H2Ouse targets the ZNE-friendly home markets of Sacramento and Yolo county. Our H2ouse is based around 3 main design pillars of drought resilience, education, and inclusiveness. The home features an industrial modern rustic aesthetic to represent the diverse urban and rural areas of California.

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Building with Bamboo

Near studless bamboo panels form the walls within Our H2ouse and provide high levels of thermal and acoustic insulation. Bamboo is commonly known to be more sustainable than traditional framing lumber due to the sustainable nature of its production.

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Aerosol Air-Sealing

A significant component of a building’s energy demand can be attributed to air leakage through small cracks and gaps in junctions between walls, window and door frames, outlet boxes, etc. Aeroseal, invented by UC Davis’s very own Mark Modera (Director of the Western Cooling Efficiency Center) is used in Our H2Ouse to not just plug holes in HVAC ducting, but in the entire home itself.

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Industrial Modern-Rustic

At just over 900 square feet, Our H2Ouse targets the ZNE-friendly home markets of Sacramento and Yolo county. Our H2ouse is based around 3 main design pillars of water efficiency, education, and inclusiveness. The home features an industrial modern rustic aesthetic to represent the diverse urban and rural areas of California.

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Storing solar energy

The homes helps occupants conserve energy by using an integrated battery storage and energy management system that can produce all the power occupants use during the day and night, while also selling excess energy back to the statewide energy grid.

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Water Monitoring & Information Feedback

The home eliminates potable outdoor water use by storing greywater and rainwater and irrigating plants with ancient, yet highly efficient methods. However, its main innovation lies in its monitoring, analysis, and occupant engagement in water conservation in and around the home.

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