Winning 1st place in the affordability category, Norwich University set out to make a home that that is high-performing, solar-powered and available to all.
Middlebury College returns to the 2013 Solar Decathlon after participating in the 2011 Solar Decathlon with Self-Reliance.
The team from Middlebury College built a passive and active solar home was inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Called Self-Reliance it performed well and was awarded 1st place in the Market Appeal competition.
Self Reliance from Middlebury College, Vermont – Building upon and modernizing the framework of the former New England farmhouse, the 2011 Solar Decathlon Team from Middlebury College is building a house called Self Reliance. Its design integrates traditional aesthetics with modern and efficient methods. A traditional-looking house, the southern facing side of the house will [...]