We have been following the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon now for the past few competitions. It is phenomenal collaboration of young minds who are challenging themselves to create affordable, appealing designs that include optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. Student groups competing must design, build, and operate the homes. This in turn creates an unparalleled training to help launch them into the clean-energy workforce once they graduate.
“We want to assure that we are looking back in order to look forward, synthesizing the clean lines, efficient spaces and material palettes of the Case Study program with the efficacy of new envelope strategies, energy-productive systems, and fabrication methods.” -Solar Living House 01 Team