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Solar Decathlon 2013

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology’s Ecohabit House placed fourth overall at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. The team earned second place in the Architecture Contest and tied for first in Hot Water.

After Solar Decathlon 2013, Ecohabit was relocated to the California State University San Marcos campus. It currently serves as a veterans’ center for the nearly 900 student veterans, service members, and military dependents at the school. Additionally, science and technology students continue to monitor the ongoing performance of the house.

“We always knew we wanted to donate Ecohabit to a deserving owner and put the house to a good use after the competition,” said Mark Pollock, who was the faculty project manager for Ecohabit and himself a veteran. “We felt strongly about its potential as a place for returning veterans or military personnel, given Stevens’ history and longstanding relationships within the defense industry. When we found out CSUSM was in need of a new space for its veteran students, we felt it was a perfect fit.”

Photo of Ecohabit at Solar Decathlon 2013. Enlarge image

Ecohabit at Solar Decathlon 2013. (Credit: Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Who: Stevens Institute of Technology
What: Ecohabit
California State University
Building 4
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096
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