The EcoHaus is a pioneering zero-energy-building, built on the campus of the German University of Technology in Oman (Gutech) in Halban. It originates from the Oman Eco House Competition that started in 2011 and was sponsored by a grant from The Research Council in Oman as well as the university and many generous donations from industry. Since, the project served as a platform for teaching, research and practice about sustainable architecture in Oman and the region.