NEST by night

NEST by night

The energy concept targets zero emissions and zero fossil fuels in operation providing a surplus of renewable energy generated on site. To achieve synthesis with the design, the system components are fully integrated into structural elements, leveraging their specific attributes. All the systems for interior climatization and energy harvesting are controlled by a user-centred building automation system to optimally balance dynamics in interaction with the district energy systems and user preferences. Adaptive learning algorithms continuously improve behaviour and thus adaptation of the unit to its users and their environment. (Image Copyright EMPA, Gramazio & Kohler, 2013)