EVstudio worked with Central Texas College (CTC), various contractors, local suppliers and students on their Green Umbrella Project also known as the S.A.M. (Sustainable, Afforadable, Modern) home.
This project consists of the design and construction of a high-efficiency, sustainable house incorporating emerging renewable energy systems and building techniques. Some of the energy-efficient features on this project include Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency HVAC systems, double-paned windows, an energy-recovery ventilation system, a dual-flush/low-flow toilet, solar- thermal hot water system, spray foam insulation and solar photo-voltaic cells to generate electricity.
Interior views of the 2 bedrooms. 1 bath 1,043 S.F. modern style home
Central Texas College opened the doors Spring of 2012 and is currently using the house for classroom technological and energy-efficient systems demonstrations. They are also planning on conducting tours for school groups in conjunction with Planetarium visits.