Stevens Institute of Technology
Team website: www.stevens.edu/sd2013/
For the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, Stevens Institute of Technology wants to advance sustainable building technology and practices as well as educational initiatives that will lead to their appreciation and adoption.
This goal is manifest in Stevens' approach to Learning House. The team is addressing sustainability in all facets of its house—from form, through construction, and in the dynamics of its use. It is approaching the design of the Learning House as an engineered "system of systems" with embedded intelligence at the core. The Learning House is a residential prototype no longer built by traditional methods or driven by the limitations of a template. It will evolve over time and adapt to its users and their lifestyles.