Thursday, March 29, 2012
Das Haus is an exhibition that connects industry professionals in North America with the latest market-ready renewable and energy efficiency solutions from Germany. The project, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and presented by the German Chamber Network, began in October 2011 in Atlanta, GA, and will continue its 12-city tour across the U.S. and Canada until October 2012. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an integrated, multi-faceted pavilion structure that demonstrates real-world technologies and solutions for meeting ultra-low energy building standards. This structure incorporates design concepts from two German solar homes that took first place in the 2007 and 2009 Solar Decathlon competition. In conjunction with guided tours of the Das Haus pavilion, the program of the 10-day exhibition in each city features a series of events, including symposia, seminars and discussions with experts on innovative building design and construction, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Attendees represent leading organizations and businesses in building materials, architecture, engineering, renewable energy and energy efficiency businesses, universities, and government. There is no cost associated with attending the Das Haus pavilion or events.