Solar Decathlon 2011
Team Florida: The University of South Florida, Florida State University, The University of Central Florida, and The University of Florida
At the conclusion of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, FLeX House returned to Tampa, Florida. It was reconstructed on the campus of the University of South Florida, where it is used as a solar energy learning center and living laboratory for research on emerging technologies and sustainable building materials. The house is periodically open to the public for tours.
FLeX House is designed as a sustainable house that can adapt easily to different site situations and plan configurations. A variety of space-conserving design strategies gives residents of FLeX House an affordable, functional, and comfortable living environment in an unconventionally small footprint.