FLeX House is designed in a holistic way as a sustainable, pre-fabricated, maximized efficiency house prototype that can adapt easily to different site situations and plan configurations. FLeX House is a prefabricated net zero energy home prototype that combines the wisdom of vernacular Florida architecture with cutting edge approaches to renewable energy. FLeX House is... Keep reading
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FLeX House is Team Florida’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. FLeX House, which stands for Florida zero energy prototype, is our approach to better, sustainable home building in Florida. Designed by top researchers from the University of South Florida, the University of Florida, Florida State University and the University of Central Florida, FLeX House is tailor made for Florida’s hot, humid climate and is sized for a young, moderate income couple.
Each of the systems in FLeX House was selected and configured to be sustainable and efficient. In fact, Team Florida’s goal is to build a Florida home prototype that showcases the best possible balance of efficiency, sustainability and economics.