Collection by Allie Weiss

Professor Teaches Physics with his Solar-Powered House


As assistant professor of physics at Mount Holyoke, Alexi Arango uses his own house, built with Passivhaus design standards in mind, as a teaching tool.

Arango's 1,000-square-foot home in Amherst, Massachusetts is run entirely by solar power.
Arango describes the perks of living in a house that runs on passive principles, including lower energy bills and less...
To adhere to Passivhaus standards, the house has a tightly-sealed shell, a smart ventilation system, and plenty of...
Arango worked with Maine-based firm GO Logic on the design and construction of the house.
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