The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.
The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002 and the competition has occurred biennially since then. This year’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon will take place October 8–18, 2015, at the [...]
This week (and into the weekend), check out these events that are taking place in Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, New York City and Irvine, California.Chicago: Historic Pullman House Tour – October 10 – 11
For one weekend, residents in the historic Pullman neighborhood open their doors to the public for this annual tour, where attendees can peek beyond the beautiful facades to see inside grand mansions, workers’ cottages and unique apartment buildings.
Tours are available on both Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Advance tickets are [...]