The “Casa Alemana” is a prototype of an energy-efficient house based on the “Solar Decathlon” contest-winning design from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany. The house demonstrates new, innovative German construction technologies for reducing home energy use by making the most of solar energy.
In addition to demonstrating solar and energy-efficient technology, the “Casa Alemana” shows that it is possible to create efficient homes, powered by renewable energy, that are also comfortable, attractive places to live.
Uniting sophisticated architecture and innovative technology, the house shows that sustainability and design quality are viable concepts with major market potential in Latin America.
Through a traveling exposition, under the aegis of the Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency Exportation Initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany, it is now possible to see and experience the “Casa Alemana” on its journey throughout Latin America. This exposition is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) together with the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.