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A corner of The National Mall is s•ky blue

October 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The University of Kentucky has brought its own color to a plot on The National Mall. . Their entry into the Solar Decathlon, as one of 20 energy efficient solar powered homes,, is called “s•ky blue” with the motto “live.light”. As with all the houses, s•ky blue almost certainly exceeds the U.S. Green Buildings Council’s […]

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Showing some CURIOsity at The Mall

October 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Thronging The National Mall at this time are thousands of curious people, visiting the Solar Decathlon with the 20 energy efficient solar powered homes, being awed by their designs, their technologies, and their visions for the future.  Team Boston has centered their entire project around that very sense of curiosity, with CURIO House having as […]

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“CASH is green”

October 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on “CASH is green”

Each of the Solar Decathlon’s 20 teams developed their own philosophy, developed within their own regional requirements and styles, and developed a sustainable home from that. Some teams aimed for the upscale market, creating visions for the Hampton beach goer or the empty nesters sipping wine in Napa Valley.  While those on the high might […]

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