What is the Nexus House?

The Nexus House is Team NJHA's submission to the 2013 Solar Decathlon China.

The house is conceived of as a transitional home for families living in areas of China on the brink of rapid urbanization. By introducing up-to-date home technology and functionality while preserving an agrarian sensibility, the Nexus House represents the intersection of rural and urban.

The "NEXUS" is the multiplicity of ideas present in the house. Each element of the house has been designed as a hub; through which materials such as water, air, and power flow. These multi-functional elements represent original, innovative passive design solutions.

The Nexus House respects the customs of rural Chinese family life while providing the advantages of smart, contemporary design.

What is the Solar Decathalon?

The Solar Decathlon is an international competition hosted by The National Energy Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy which aims to challenge students to design, develop, and build solar powered homes that create fully functional, comfortable and sustainable living spaces.
The Decathlon consists of ten contests. For more information click the following icons:

ARCHITECTURE

MARKET APPEAL

ENGINEERING

COMMUNICATIONS

SOLAR APPLICATIONS

COMFORT ZONE

HOT WATER

APPLIANCES

HOME ENTERTAINMENT

ENERGY BALANCE