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Solar Design Competition 2013


In a welcome break from D.C.’s climate of gridlock, students and faculty from Catholic, George Washington, and American universities worked together on a house for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, an international sustainable home competition.

This collaborative team of 75 students began construction on a one-of-a-kind, energy-efficient home custom-designed to foster the healing of a U.S. military veteran.

For more information on the project, visit http://www.teamcapitoldc.org/. To receive updates on the competition this fall, follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Solar Design Competition 2013

The team’s one-story, 850-square-foot house with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, and a kitchen features “a strong focus on healthy design to promote healthy living.”