Credit: Photo by Jim Tetro/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon



Solar Decathlon competition shows a variety of cool green tech and energy management solutions we will soon see in our homes ... perhaps regularly.
Maryland WaterShed Home
Purdue INhome
New Zealand First Light
Appalachian State Solar Homestead
Middlebury College Self-Reliance
Parsons New School of Design and Stevens Institute of Technology Empowerhouse
Ohio State enCORE
SCI Arch & CalTech CHIP house
Florida International perFORM[D]ance House
Illinois Re_Home
Team Massachusetts 4D Home
Team New Jersey ENJOY House
Team New York Solar Roofpod
Tennessee Living Light Home
Tidewater Virginia Unit6
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Parsons New School of Design and Stevens Institute of Technology Empowerhouse

Empowerhouse, the Affordability co-winner ,will consume up to 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling than a typical home in Washington, D.C., with its use of passive house technologies. Additional energy-saving technologies include linear fluorescent and LED lights with wireless switches and occupancy/daylight sensors, a highly efficient energy recovery ventilation system that keeps the interior temperature stable, and a green roof integrated into the electric photovoltaic system to modulate the temperature extremes on the roof.

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