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SURVIV(AL) House is a Solar-Powered and Resilient Structure

 - Jan 16, 2018
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Students from the University of Alabama have created the 'SURVIV(AL)' House, a solar-powered, resilient structure.

With natural disasters devastating multiple parts of the world, this hurricane-proof home is built to withstand all effects of extreme weather. Built with a 'safe room' that's located within the sub-flooring of the home, this eco-friendly residence offers maximum security. This home is based on three elements: heat mitigation, severe weather security, and quick permanence (a structure that can be easily and quickly re-built after a disaster). With a number of sustainable features, the most remarkable is it's ability to run fully on solar power. Conserving energy is easily done with the structure being wrapped in thick, double-studded, and energy-efficient paneling.

Incorporating a combination of heavy insulation, solar panels and the most innovative safety features, this resilient structure is a modern take on extreme weather architecture.