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BTN LiveBIG: Purdue, Whirlpool partner to ReNEWW

A group of Purdue University researchers, in conjunction with appliance manufacturing giant Whirlpool Corp., are taking up a three-year challenge transforming a 1920s home in West Lafayette, Ind., into an ultra energy-efficient, net-zero residence. The house will be retrofitted to generate as much energy as it consumes over a year. It’s no easy feat, considering the structure was built nearly a century ago. The home — known as the Retrofitted Net-Zero Energy, Water and Waste, or ReNEWW, house — will have a team of faculty and students from the Purdue Mechanical Engineering department closely looking for new ways to conserve