Conceptual rendering of ASU's Solar Homestead house
A student team from Appalachian State University has been selected as one of 20 teams from around the world to compete in the Solar Decathlon competition, one of the premier green building design competitions. Being selected for this challenge is a major accomplishment and a great showcase opportunity for ASU and the region. You can learn more about ASU's team and their project at thesolarhomestead.com. Here's a little more on the competition from their website...
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has grown into one of the most highly visible and anticipated international building design competitions. Appalachian State University is one of twenty teams of fiercely competitive universities whose students must design a solar house, build it, test it, and then transport it to the National Mall in Washington DC. These students then rebuild the house within a week and put it through a series of 10 contests that evaluate the house’s aesthetics and measure its performance. The drama and excitement grow throughout the 21-day event until a winner is determined. For all the teams, the satisfaction of knowing that their house could influence the way millions of people live in the future makes them all winners.
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