EnCORE House

Solar Decathleon 2011 - The Ohio State University
2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210

To achieve net-zero status the house features many passive and active design strategies to minimize energy losses, while maximizing energy efficiency. The home includes: passive solar, solar hot air (with thermal storage), building orientation, insulation, energy efficient appliances, window upgrades, natural ventilation, energy efficient lighting with smart controls, humidity control, and efficient heat pump heating and cooling.

To learn more about each of the technologies embark on our virtual tour for each specific design strategy included in enCORE.


Introduction Video 



Passive Design



Energy Efficiency





Water Conservation