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SCI-Arc/Caltech Solar Decathlon Project

By June 27, 2013 No Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

The SCI-Arc/Caltech team has advanced to the next stage of the Solar Decathlon competition, which will conclude with the construction of the most progressive new building and energy related typologies on display on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

Currently, the team is building a one-of-its-kind, solar-powered net-zero home that will enable residents to change the configuration of their living environment based on preference, presenting homeowners with a house uniquely suited for their needs. Currently being built on the SCI-Arc campus in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, DALE, which stands for Dynamic Augmented Living Environment, proposes a completely new approach to sustainability and includes many other engineering and design breakthroughs that ensure its energy usage is optimized.

For more information about the SCI-Arc/Caltech Solar Decathlon Project, please click here.