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Acclaimed German Solar House, dasHAUS, Announces Tour Stop in Tempe

Published at: Jan 13, 2012
source: dashaustour.com

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Das Haus is a traveling pavilion, a North American tour and an ONGOING INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE about advanced technologies for home construction and solar energy use. The purpose – to share German innovations that have achieved sustainable construction and operational energy savings.


Tempe, Ariz. – The German American Chambers of Commerce are happy to announce Tempe will mark the third stop on the North American tour of dasHAUS, an internationally acclaimed exhibition that connects industry professionals in North America with the latest market-ready renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions from Germany.

Presented in partnership with the City of Tempe, Arizona State University, and the German American Chambers of Commerce, the highly anticipated dasHAUS exhibit will be open to the public from January 21st to January 30th at the Tempe Arts Park, located at 700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281. Admission is free.

“dasHAUS demonstrates high efficiency energy technologies that are ready to go to the market,” said Rene van den Hoevel, Managing Director of the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Office for the Western United States. “Our primary goal is to open a dialogue that will help local professionals create international partnerships. dasHAUS is a rallying point for that discussion.”

dasHAUS is an integrated, multifaceted structure that demonstrates real-world technologies and solutions for meeting ultra-low energy building standards. It draws 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 US Department of Energy.

“Sustainability is extremely important to Tempe,” said Mayor Hugh Hallman. “Not only do we as a city strive to make the most of the resources we have, we are home to companies such as First Solar and the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU. Our residents and business leaders will benefit from the visit of dasHAUS to our community. We thank the German American Chambers of Commerce for selecting Tempe as one of only nine US cities to receive a visit.”

Several special events and presentations will be part of the dasHAUS pavilion, presented by thought leaders on sustainability, green building and new methods of integration for ultra-low energy buildings, including participants from the Arizona State University, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Valley Forward.

"No region of the US is more dedicated to the advancement and deployment of alternative fuel strategies than the desert Southwest. To experience the award-winning dasHAUS in this setting is a unique opportunity for us to see new technologies and a model of efficiency for the future," said Senior Vice President of the ASU Foundation, Duke Reiter.

Visitors of dasHAUS in Tempe can find out about a multitude of sustainability technologies including:


  • Thin film photovoltaic roof, facade and louvered panel systems
  • Heat-recovery climate control and ventilation systems, Passive House Standard triple-pane windows
  • Solar-powered LED lighting systems and high-efficiency appliances
  • Vacuum insulated panel systems
  • VRLA battery systems
  • Advanced wall construction materials and methods


"dasHAUS demonstrates the ultimate in energy savings," said Leisa B. Brug, energy policy advisor to Governor Jan Brewer and director of the Governor's Office of Energy Policy. "A ‘net zero’ strategy combines the best of both worlds in terms of energy-saving and renewable energy generation technologies, and is a great way to envision how these strategies can offer energy opportunities for Arizona as we move into the future."

For more information on dasHAUS and the most up-to-date schedule of events, visit http://tempe.dashaustour.com/.


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