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Solar Decathlon 2011

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Re-home, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, took first place in the Appliances Contest and Energy Balance Contest at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. It placed seventh overall in the competition. Today, Re-home is located in the south farm at the University of Illinois and is used for teaching, research, and public education.

The house was designed to provide a more sustainable housing solution for communities in the aftermath of a natural disaster. In such an event, Re-home can be mobilized quickly to a disaster site and assembled within several hours to shelter a family of four.

Photo of Re-home at Solar Decathlon 2011. Enlarge image

Re-home consists of two modules that fit on a single trailer and can be set up at a disaster site in one day. (Credit: Jim Tetro/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Who: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
What: Re-home
3603 South Race Street
Urbana, IL 61801
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