Net-Zero Energy Home Takes on Southern California Challenges

Net-Zero Energy Home Takes on Southern California Challenges
Design

Elements from the California poppy will drive a sustainable future that feels like home

Charlie Stephens
  • 22 march 2016

For the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition, over 15 collegiate teams competed to design energy-efficient, solar-powered houses. Team Orange County, an undergraduate coalition of four universities, took inspiration from nature and created a model home in the midst of a dry-spell and affordable housing crisis.

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