Solar Decathlon 2011

If you happen to visit Washington, D.C. this time of year, you could see some cutting-edge solar buildings, designed by today’s Architecture students: the Solar Decathlon 2011, a program organized by the U.S. Department of Energy is taking place at National Mall’s West Potomac Park from Sept. 23 until Oct. 2, 2011.

Several  student teams from the USA and abroad, including a team from Canada have been challenged  to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are most cost-effective, energy-efficient, and beautiful.

Here is a cool video about this inspiring event from



About Hajo Meijer

Hajo Meijer is the sole proprietor of Ecocentric Design, committed to deeply sustainable architecture. Hajo is a graduate from the faculty of Architecture at the TU Delft in the Netherlands and a certified Passive House Designer. Hajo lives with his family on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
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