26 Sep '11, 10pm

Solar Decathlon Builds Green Jobs and Green Homes

Solar Decathlon Builds Green Jobs and Green Homes

I met Sean at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park in D.C., where the 19 solar homes are situated and open to the public. It was a humid afternoon and the large crowds and the irregularly shaped buildings made me feel like I was at a summer carnival. I hesitantly joined a line of people to enter the Team Florida FLeX House, not sure what to expect or if it was worth the wait. But the line moved quickly and I soon found myself inside a spacious, modern studio apartment, furnished with IKEA-like furniture. The thoughtful details of the space caught my eye- sliding glass, floor to ceiling windows to allow cross ventilation, a liquid desiccant duct system to decrease humidity, and a kitchen table that could be raised or lowered into a bar countertop or freestanding island. Cypress louvers on the exterior provide shade and you almost forget that solar panels are on the roof. I...

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