Inspired by Appalachian living, the PEAK home from West Virginia University has some nice passive solar features.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte built a beautiful concrete and glass high-performing home for this year’s Solar Decathlon.
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.
Based in the desert, a place with abundant sunshine, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, designed a home to harness the sun for energy, as well as capture rain for irrigation and cooling. The team finished in 2nd place overall…
Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico teamed up to build SHADE, which stands for Solar Homes Adapting for Desert Equilibrium.
The Vienna University of Technology was the overall winner of this year’s Solar Decathlon. Along the road to the podium they won a 1st place in Communications, Hot Water and Energy Balance, received 2nd place in Market Appeal and 4th place in both Home Entertainment and Architecture. The overall cost of the house with the […]
Stevens Institute of Technology designs and builds an L-shaped Ecohabitat.
Santa Clara University built a house that spaciously radiates toward the sun. Santa Clara received a 1st place in both Comfort Zone and Entertainment, tied for first in Energy Balance, 4th place in Appliances and 5th in Engineering.
Middlebury College returns to the 2013 Solar Decathlon after participating in the 2011 Solar Decathlon with Self-Reliance.
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.