Video> AN Visits the Solar Decathlon 2013

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Friday, November 8, 2013
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For those of you who didn’t get to the Solar Decathlon this year, never fear. AN was at the event, which for the first time was held on the west coast, at the Orange County Great Park. Impressive teams combined edgy design and futuristic sustainability, with, of course, an amazing work ethic. (What were you doing in college? We bet you didn’t design and build a hi-tech house and build it in nine days on a former airplane runway.)

Team Austria took home the top prize, but every home in the competition—from sleek metallic forms to heavy wood cabins—produced more energy than it used, and implemented handfuls of emerging technologies that you’ll hopefully see in most homes in the next decade. AN took a visit to see the 19 homes in person. Take a look for yourself, and make sure to check out the next decathlon in two years.

One Response to “Video> AN Visits the Solar Decathlon 2013”

  1. Addison Strong says:

    Thank you Sam for your continued coverage of the Solar Decathlon in this and other outlets. It was great to have the event out on the left coast this time around. I am particularly proud of my alma mater – Middlebury College’s – entry. For a small, liberal arts school with no architecture program to place so highly is a testament to the benefits of an increasingly cross-disciplinary approach to design that will truly serve to benefit the built environment in future years.

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