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Denver, Colorado
October 5-15, 2017

Missouri S&T: Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology is creating SILO (Smart Innovative Living Oasis) for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017. The team’s goal is to push the boundaries of innovative architecture and engineering to design a house that, after the competition, will join the school's existing student housing community of six past Solar Decathlon houses.

Design Philosophy

SILO is designed for people who are looking for a place to relax and rejuvenate. The team is emphasizing passive home energy efficiency, modular design, and custom furniture and art in this project.


    Planned Features and Technologies

    • A moveable green wall and water wall
    • Accordion doors
    • Custom-made furniture
    • Curved corticated metal art piece
    • Curved ceiling and roof supported by steel trusses
    • Forced air heating and cooling
    • Radiant flooring
    • Grey water reclamation
    • An energy efficient heat pump.


    Heath Pickerill

    Past Houses