Danish Institute Builds Prototype Green Homes

19 July 2010 (Last Updated July 19th, 2010 18:30)

The Danish Technological Institute has teamed up with Henning Larsen Architects to build two eco-houses in Taastrup, Denmark, to serve as a high-tech laboratory to guide the future of green buildings. The EnergyFlex House feature two 2,100ft² structures packed with the latest green

The Danish Technological Institute has teamed up with Henning Larsen Architects to build two eco-houses in Taastrup, Denmark, to serve as a high-tech laboratory to guide the future of green buildings.

The EnergyFlex House feature two 2,100ft² structures packed with the latest green design technology and materials.

The flexible platforms in the houses can be easily adapted and modified by adding or removing components to study various housing types.

The houses have online dashboards that monitor energy use around the house.

The houses built as a part of the research project are expected to lead to new building practices that will significantly reduce Europe's carbon footprint in the coming years, according to greenbuildingpress.co.uk.

The institute has plans to add a third structure to the complex to study work life, design and indoor climate in office buildings.