Episode 5: Passive Solar Design with a Unique External Louver System – Team Capitol DC

Student name: Jeremy Haak (Architecture)
School: George Washington University

In this episode, Watt Trekker visits with Jeremy Haak, an architecture student with Team Capitol DC, to learn about Passive Solar Design and a unique external louver system that incorporates Shape Memory Alloy metal wire system to passively open and close the louver system as needed. When the louver heats up it closes, shading the window and keeping the house cool. When it cools down, the louver opens letting in sunlight to warm the space. This all happens without any electrical input.

To learn more about the ‘Harvest’ Home, visit the Team Capitol DC facebook page.

To learn more about Shape Memory Alloy and the technology used in these louvers visit www.dynalloy.com