Wednesday, July 6, 2011

College Dorm Looks to High-Peformance Windows to Help Exceed Building Codes

A green dormitory known as the Terrahaus, which is located on the Unity College campus in Unity, Maine, is expected to emerge as the most energy efficient building of its kind in the country, due in part to the installation of high-performance windows.

Construction on the Terrahaus will completed in August 2011, and the building will play home to ten students when school resumes in the fall. Terrahouse is expected to use 90 percent less energy for space heating than a normal code compliant building in Maine.

School officials hope similar projects will catch on with other campuses across the country. The school also plans to build two more similar dorms in the future.

View the video on Terrahaus here