02 Oct '11, 7am

2011 Solar Decathlon: And we have a winner

2011 Solar Decathlon: And we have a winner

After scoring consistently well throughout the competition, Indiana's Purdue University took second place overall (931 points) for INhome , a comfortable and safe-looking abode complete an attached garage that would fit right in any Midwestern subdivision. The second place winner in the Affordability contest, INhome may have been less architecturally adventurous compared to some of its more flashy neighbors in the solar village like CHIP . If anything, Purdue proved that deep green housing can also come in “normal” — and affordable — packages. And on the topic of affordable, Team Parsons/Milano/Stevens’ Empowerhouse , a home built as a real-life D.C.-area Habitat For Humanity project under stringent Passive House standards for under $250,000 came in thirteenth place over all.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/2011...

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