Gallery: 2011 Solar Decathlon Sun-Powered House Competition Kicks Off i...

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Several of the teams, like Massachusetts, were still working to complete their homes when we arrived on Wednesday, but the hard work paid off -- Massachusetts has one of our favorite houses in the competition! Called the 4D Home, the structure has an adaptable interior with a moving wall that lets the family change the sizes of the main room. The solar panel array is atop a trellis that creates shade for the panoramic front porch.

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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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