Jumat, 18 September 2009

Catalano Water Efficiency in energy-producing house

Denmark's first energy-producing house has been built in Ã…rhus, Jutland and Catalano product has been chosen as the best sanitary-ware product to accomplish the “Home for Life” house concept due to CWE – Catalano Water Efficiency.

Catalano is very excited to be part of the new energy-saving future, because of its long-term strong commitment to preserving the environment. The innovative building product will produce the electricity and heat the household needs as well as produce surplus energy which can be supplied to a neighbouring property, or used to charge an electric car. The house will be a net producer of energy, all renewable and CO2-neutral.

The house will use a number of technologies including exploitation of solar radiation for passive heating, light and natural ventilation. Solar cells will produce electricity and solar thermal cells will heat water. Geothermal energy will be used for heating, and a mechanical ventilation system with high-efficiency heat recovery will be installed.

A 'test' family will then move into the house and live there for 12 months, during which time the house will also function as an exhibition for interested parties.