Purdue - Whirlpool Net Zero Home
The ReNEWW house - standing for Retrofitted Net-Zero Energy, Water and Waste - will be renovated to install energy- and water-saving features and equipped with solar panels that produce both electricity and hot water. Systems in the home will harvest waste heat from appliances and "gray water" from showers and sinks.
Over the next three-years Purdue University faculty and students will be working with Whirlpool engineers, who will be enrolled in the engineering graduate program at Purdue. During the first year, baseline data will be collected to determine the homes current water and energy usage. After initial collection of baseline data, the house will receive renovations to achieve net-zero energy, water, and waste.
More information about the Purdue and Whirlpool collaboration can be found here.