The Department of Energy has just recently approved Team Tennessee Living Light’s Request forProposal and the Competitive Stage Schematic Design for the 2011 SolarDecathlon. UT’s zero-energy house, dubbed as Living Light, highlights the latest innovations in the areas of solar energy, energyefficiency, building materials, information technology and home design.
The zero energy house prototype, proposed to be erected in the UTInstitute for Smart Structures, will be a combined venture of theCollege of Architecture + Design at the University of Tennessee (UT) and the College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). At the Solar Decathlon 2011, 20 universities will aim to create an 800sfsolar-powered house on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
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