Solar Decathlon 2015 Kicks Off With Irvine Workshop

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 will present the sustainable housing achievements of 17 collegiate teams. The student teams are given two years to design and build solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The net-zero homes will be on display – systems operated and monitored – for two weeks. … [continued]

Technology Spotlight: Ventilation in Solar Decathlon Houses

1Sun4All. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon communications team presents a series of technology spotlights in the article below that introduce common technologies used in the Solar Decathlon team houses. This article written by Alexis Powers and Carol Laurie, clarifies Energy-Recovery Ventilation Systems. Good ventilation is vital for maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Houses … [continued]