[author: Bingham, Matt]
The dasHaus Tour, an exhibit of advanced technologies for building construction and solar energy use, will be in Tempe from Jan. 21-30 as the third stop on its North American tour. "Das haus" means "the house" in German and the main attraction of the exhibit is the dasHaus pavilion -- a fully-functioning structure that demonstrates advanced German solutions for reducing buildings' energy demand and maximizing the efficiency of energy generated on-site. In addition to the dasHaus pavilion, the exhibit will include presentations by respected experts, new technologies displays, and networking opportunities for students and organizations. The display will be at the Tempe Arts Park, at 700 West Rio Salado Parkway.
The dasHaus pavilion was built with inspiration from the Technical University of Darmstadt’s 2007 and 2009 first-place entries in the Solar Decathlon, an international solar house competition presented by the U.S. Department of Energy. The pavilion has been constructed with open walls to cater to crowds, is completely run on renewable and sustainable energies and features guided tours so you can learn more about the technology that keeps it running.
dasHaus arrived in Tempe the morning of the 17th and they’ll be working for the next few days to have everything ready by the weekend. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday the 21st of January for the Early Bird Preview and close Monday, January 30th. Click here for a run down of what activities are taking place on what days, register for industry events, or just take a moment to read a little more.
Read Tempe's press release here.