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Exterior View of House
The exterior is cedar wood and fiber cement board with large south facing windows for solar gain.

Solar Decathlon 2011: Empowerhouse

The Solar Decathlon is a highly competitive international architecture competition held in Washington DC every two years. 20 select universities are to design a green home that meets the requirements of the 10 contests: Architecture, Market Appeal, Engineering, Communications, Affordability, Comfort Zone, Hot Water, Appliances, Home Entertainment, and Energy Balance. Visit for specifics.
My Parsons NS Stevens team partnered with Habitat for Humanities, and accomplished ambitious goals of not only being green, but also meeting Net Zero and Passive House standards. On top of that, we met our core concepts of decreasing energy usage and reducing PV array, promoting shared utilities and carbon footprint, and creating an affordable model green home that Habitat can easily replicate for multiple families.

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what is biomimi?

Biomimi is the art portfolio of Priscilla M Lee. It is also, in main ways, her middle name. Biomimi is short for biomimicry, a holistic design approach inspired by nature. Nature has perfected sustainable design, by handling issues without harming the environment and contributing positively to the ecosystem. It is her strong belief that we should reference nature for our own designs, in hopes to increase appreciation for the environment and sustain life for all.


priscilla lee Priscilla Lee is a multi-faceted artist and designer. She is born in New York City and currently still resides there, where she enjoys a simple life with her loved ones and a playful pup.
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