If it gets built, there's an engineer involved somewhere. Check out some ideas on engineering the things we use everyday to be cleaner and more efficient.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
When an old building is torn down, the waste material is usually just carted off to a landfill. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, this material can be used to create parks and other greenspace where old buildings once stood... Read More
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Take a tour of the Living Light house, the University of Tennessee's submission for the Solar Decathlon 2011. The home, inspired by a long history of efficient design strategies in our area, combines performance and aesthetics to create a livable,... Read More
The homes are simple, affordable, energy-efficient curved structures resistant to natural disasters. Check out the builder's site here.
Victoria University of Wellington
Clothes dryers are typically the second-biggest electricity-using appliance after the refrigerator in a home. Check out how New Zealand's Solar Decathlon team has developed a new, more efficient way to dry your clothes.
Old Dominion University and Hampton University
A look into the different factors that influenced the design of the Unit 6--a net zero solar house entered into the Solar Decathlon 2011. Team Tidewater Virginia is designing and building the Unit 6, which will be displayed on the National Mall... Read More
WaterShed, the University of Maryland’s entry into the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011, is a solar-powered home comprised of systems that interact with each other and the environment. A home that harvests, recycles, and reuses water... Read More