Solar Decathlon House Ready for Presentation

The completed home, titled: "Self-Reliance"

UPDATE 9/28: After the results of the first six categories have come in, Middlebury sits in 6th  5th 4th! place, scoring high in both home entertainment and architecture.

UPDATE 9/25: Here’s a link to the scoring website, you can keep track of how “Self-Reliance” is doing in all ten categories.  You can also vote for Middlebury’s home for the People’s Choice award by voting here.


If you aren’t already aware, Middlebury’s Solar Decathlon team is in D.C. and ready to present their newly constructed solar home after months and months of preparation.  The team started reconstructing the home in D.C. last week, and after a successful round of inspections, were the third team out of 19 to be deemed ready to present in this prestigious national competition.

Middlebury Magazine checked in with the team just a few days ago, check out their video and report. Additionally, the team has been taking beautiful videos and blogging the entire process, so definitely go over to their website if you are interested.

It is a really incredible project; I’m continually impressed with the standards Middlebury students set for themselves.  We’ll be following the judging closely, so check in soon for updates, or keep an eye on their blog or twitter, @MiddSD for updates from the team.


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