Purdue University placed third in the Architecture Contest this year creating the ‘INhome’ which serves three main purposes being efficient, practical, and essential. The INhome (short for Indiana home) features efficient systems and sustainable design without sacrificing modern comforts and amenities. The INhome is a fully functional, yet practical net-zero energy home designed for a typical Midwestern consumer in today’s cost-competitive residential market. With the depletion of natural resources and increasing use of energy worldwide, efficient home design is essential to our country’s energy security and future prosperity. The INhome is one vision for future residential housing.