The Energy Showcase

A Pioneering Solar House


This project is a 105 m2 detached house in the English countryside, near the
Welsh border. It is owned by and was constructed for David Olivier. It also
contains the office of Energy Advisory Associates.

Making extensive use of solar energy, it demonstrates today’s best practice in
ecologically-sound rural house design. Some features used in it are experimental
and have not been used before in energy-efficient, solar housing. Most of them
were replicated here following successful previous experience in other countries
in Europe or North America, in particular these ten: the USA, Canada, Sweden,
Denmark, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and the Netherlands.



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