Team website: solardecathlon.stanford.edu
For the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, Stanford University has gathered a team of committed engineers and entrepreneurs to design a house that not only excels in the competition but also has the potential to be an effective business model in the future.
Stanford's Start.Home will provide energy efficiency at the push of a button to a new generation of environmentally conscious homeowners. The house design will emphasize innovation in modular architecture and advancements in controls for intuitive building management. Every component of the house will be optimized for customizability, affordability, and lifetime value. As a marketable brand, Start.Home will reflect the spirit of Stanford students to challenge preconceived notions of "green" and start a new movement in sustainable living.