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WTC Reveals "Passive House"

The "Passive House" The "Passive House"
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Western Technical College students are putting their skills to work creating a self sustaining home of the future.

Its called the Passive House, located on 24th Street in La Crosse. 

Students began work last October building the home from the ground up.

A "Passive House" is made for energy efficiency and sustainability. It includes solar panels, and special insulation which keeps the basement floors at room temperature year round. The house is fitted with metal exterior blinds to absorb heat from sunlight to keep the house cooler. The house also has a special ventilation system that keeps the house cool by pulling in fresh outdoor air.

The house will continue to be used as a project for WTC, where they can conduct other construction projects and monitor the sustainability of the house.

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