Spanning over two years of work, architecture and engineering schools pooled their best and brightest to build efficient solar houses in the Solar Decathlon.
The City College of New York contributed an innovative way to utilize the underrated, yet valuable space of NYC’s roof tops.
Imagine the views!
Teaming up to create an admirable civic effort, the Parsons New School for Design and the Stevens Institute of Technology built a home called the emPowerHouse for the 2011 Solar Decathlon.
The Solar Decathlon team from Ohio State created a home called enCORE. I was interested as to how this house would turn out, as the original model had a roofline that funneled the rain water into the middle of the house to be filtered and reused.
Homes ideally should be designed and built to be efficient within the climate that the home is in. The relatively warm, sunny Florida climate fostered the design of the Flex House so that it can be passively cooled.
Ghent University presented an innovative idea to create a home that could be easily transported and assembled by a homeowner for the 2011 Solar Decathlon.
The 4D Home allows a homeowner to move walls and create a more open or private space as desired. It’s also incredibly energy efficient.
One of the most poetic entries in the 2011 Solar Decathlon, the perFORM[D]ance House. It also won 1st place in the Energy Balance category, producing as much or more energy than it needs.
Old Dominion University and Hampton University joined forces to build a Solar Decathlon house called Unit 6 for the 2011 competition. Their goal was to create a solar net-zero energy house…
One of the most creative entries into the 2011 Solar Decathlon was the collaborative brainchild from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the California Institute of Technology.