Tidewater Virginia: Hampton University and Old Dominion University
Team website: www.canopyhouse.org
For the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, Hampton University and Old Dominion University are taking a step toward universal design by creating an adaptable environment for all.
Harnessing the power of the sun, Team Tidewater will demonstrate how solar power relates to energy efficiency while promoting a lifestyle of comfort and security. Its mission is to create a house that allows its occupants to lead an independent lifestyle with innovative technology. Through the collaboration of architecture and engineering students, the team will create a harmonious design that will enable a response to the environment as well as occupant needs.