Team Austria earned first prize at the recent 2013 Solar Decathlon, but the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was the favorite of visitors to the event.
What makes a winning Solar Decathlon design? One author offers his opinion.
Taking top honors for the best overall solar-powered home design is Team Austria’s LISI House.
The UNLV house was designed to take full advantage of the Mojave Desert’s renewable resources.
For these future architects and engineers, designing a house for this year’s Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition came with a mission: to give back and to heal.
The team proved that you don’t have to start from scratch just to end up with a net-zero building.
This Solar Decathlon design enables the user to cohabit with the house, learning from each other to create a more energy-efficient, sustainable life