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The building won the inaugural award for affordability at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in 2011. After the competition, this striking energy-efficient home was moved off the Mall and
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Habitat for Humanity Washington, D.C.
The first Passive House in the District of Columbia, the Empowerhouse won first place in the affordability category of the U.S. Department of
From the very beginning, the Empowerhouse was planned to be more than just an entry for the 2011 Solar Decathlon. Designed and built by a student group from Parsons The New School for Design , Stevens
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The 2011 Solar Decathlon is heating up as 20 teams of students from around the world construct stunning, energy-efficient homes at the National Mall’s West
One of the most common arguments against building energy-efficient homes is that the upfront costs are just too high, but this year's Solar Decathlon competition is telling another story. For the first
The DOE & the Solar Decathlon are also running their own People's Choice Award for the first time ever, so you should definitely go check it out and vote! Read on for a look at each of these amazing
Team Canada - TRTL House
The TRTL, which stands for "Technological Residence, Traditional Living", is a teepee inspired home designed by Team Canada specifically for the Native Peoples of southern
As we count down the hours, minutes, and seconds until the clock strikes 2011, the Inhabitat editors took a few moments to look back at our array of great green design stories from this past year, and
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