Go See the Solar Decathlon!

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon – College Students Competing for a Clean Energy/Cool House Future For the next two weekends, there are 14 creatively efficient small homes on display at the Great Park in Irvine, CA.  Sponsored by the DOE, the Solar Decathlon challenges teams of students to create sub-1000sf homes that: Cost less than $250,000 to build Have systems that heat, cool, run appliances, provide hot water and […]

1,000 Square Feet of Green

1,000 Square Feet of Green

The Solar Decathlon was an inspiring collection of 19 net-zero homes designed by teams of university students, on display in September 2013 at Great Park Irvine. The next event is scheduled for 2015, and I would wholeheartedly recommend taking family and friends for inspiration on how to build houses today. It is amazing what 1,000 square feet can do. These teams of students made 1,000 square feet into comfortable 2-bedroom […]