2011 Solar Decathlon Sun-Powered House Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC – Exclusive Photos

by , 09/25/11

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Purdue University drew inspiration from traditional Midwestern houses to create to – an incredibly efficient residence that doesn’t sacrifice quality or comfort. The house comes complete with a self-watering biowall, a multi-process air purification system, and a heat pump hot water heater. INHome was designed with the typical Midwestern home owner in mind, meaning that it’s aesthetic isn’t as intriguing and modern as some of the other homes, but we think it will resonate with a lot of the public.

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The Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. is happening until October 2, 2011. The official winner will be announced on October 1, but the scores are already starting to come in. Stay tuned to Inhabitat for up-to-the-minute updates!

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  1. kelly moore September 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm


    What projects are you interested in???

    Kelly Moore

  2. atitaya wongkiam September 26, 2011 at 8:56 am

    interesting projects and want to know more about it.

  3. Kelly Moore September 26, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I would like to know how the envelope of the buildings are built? How much R-Value they have?

    All the things like water walls and funky looking boxes are good but how many people in neighborhoods are willing to have them next door to them, kinda like Brad Pitt’s Make it Right in The 9TH Ward?

    Lets make it look like a traditionally built home …BUT make it NET-ZERO…

    The home in the pictures #13 looks great because you could move it into any place in America and it would be welcome…

    Kelly Moore

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