A group of students from Hoboken, New Jersey have built a hi-tech net-zero ecohome packed with ingenious engineering solutions to raise its sustainability and minimise its environmental impact.

The Ecohabit is a two-bedroom house created by a team of 60 students from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken over a two-year period. The students entered the home into the biannual Solar Decathlon held by the United States’ Department of Energy. The 85.5 square metre net-zero home boasts…