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.