Solar Decathlon 2013
Team Capitol DC: The Catholic University of America, George Washington University, and American University
The Catholic University of America, George Washington University, and American University’s HARVEST HOME placed seventh overall at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. The team earned second place in the Comfort Zone and Appliances contests.
The HARVEST HOME was donated to the Wounded Warrior Homes for use as a transitional home for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The organization already owns a four-bedroom home in Vista, California, that serves as transitional housing for four veterans and their service dogs. HARVEST HOME is situated adjacent to this house so it shares common outdoor spaces and promotes interaction between the homes. Team Capitol DC continues to monitor the house to ensure its systems perform as anticipated.