[music] During our design process, we wanted to integrate
simple design, vernacular design and modern design. So a very technologically innovative
and modern home that’s comfortable to live in. We’re really excited that our message and
our mission goes beyond solar. But our story is also about water, and how we can capture
that resource and cycle it through our house, and reuse it on site instead of letting it
become runoff to areas down the stream. To do that, we have a number of technologies.
We have a green roof. We also have a constructed wetland that runs through the core of our
house, which filters our gray water and stores our storm water. We have two liquid desiccant waterfalls. It’s
a dehumidifying system that basically combines engineering and architecture to become a design
feature. What it does is it draws moisture from the air and mixes it with a lithium-chloride
solution. So the air that’s released into the back into the house is dry, which significantly
reduces the loads on our mini-split system. [music] It really does take a village to build this
house. We would not be here without the ridiculous amounts of help we’ve received from our teammates.
It really is a team effort, and I think that’s one of our greatest strengths is that we’ve
all really been there for each other in the last week, in terms of somebody needs help
and everybody’s stepping up. It’s a great project to be a part of. [music]