Residential

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CalPoly’s INhouse

CalPoly’s INhouse

For the 2015 Solar Decathlon Building Competition, Cal Poly State University designed and build the INhouse, integrating a few smart passive solar features.     Some of the home’s features include: Clerestory windows to allow hot air to leave the building Palm oil, used as a phase change material, in the home’s core as the […]

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A Passive Solar, Off-the-Grid Mountain Home

A Passive Solar, Off-the-Grid Mountain Home

It’s all about perspective. Hand-built and on the top of a mountain, it utilizes available water, sun and snow.

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Passive Solar Down Under, the Te Kauwhata House

Passive Solar Down Under, the Te Kauwhata House

The Solarei Architecture firm based in New Zealand, is building sleek, efficient passive solar homes that integrate natural ventilation to help cool and heat the building, while respecting the surrounding environment by building sustainably. Based out of New Zealand and Bangkok, Thailand, Solarei is a young architecture firm building an impressive portfolio of passive solar […]

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Czech Technical University Constructs the AIR House

Czech Technical University Constructs the AIR House

Made entirely from wood, the goals of the AIR house were to be Affordable, Innovative and Recyclable. The Czech Technical University designed the house for older 50+ year-olds who are nearing retirement.

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Team Texas Builds ADAPT

Team Texas Builds ADAPT

To compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon, the University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College joined forces to build ADAPT.

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Stanford University Designs the Start.Home

Stanford University Designs the Start.Home

Stanford University designed and built the Start.Home to make sustainability trendy, social and affordable. They were awarded 1st place in both Affordability and Energy Balance, making more solar energy then they needed or used.

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Team Capitol DC Builds the Harvest Home

Team Capitol DC Builds the Harvest Home

The Catholic University of America, George Washington University and American University combined their talents to create Harvest Home. It is a home that is being donated to serve returning U.S. military veterans.

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University of Calgary Creates Borealis

University of Calgary Creates Borealis

Built for those working in remote regions, the University of Calgary designed a home that is both sustainable and comfortable. They placed 1st in both the Hot Water and Energy Balance…

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Kentucky and Indiana Team Build the Phoenix House

Kentucky and Indiana Team Build the Phoenix House

The University of Louisville, Ball State University and the University of Kentucky combined forces to built the Phoenix House. Made to be rapidly deployed after a natural disaster…

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Team Ontario Constructs ECHO

Team Ontario Constructs ECHO

Queen’s University, Carleton University and Algonquin College collaborated to build a 2013 Solar Decathlon home called ECHO.  

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