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Students from Parsons The New School for Design, Milano The New School
for Management and Urban Policy, and Stevens Institute of Technology
have teamed up to compete in the Solar Decathlon, a biennial competition
hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy that challenges college teams
to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses to be exhibited on
the National Mall.
Taking the competition beyond the mall and
into the community, the team is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of
Washington D.C. and the D.C. Department of Housing and Community
Development to create affordable housing in the northeastern DC
neighborhood of Deanwood, where the solar-powered house will live
following the competition as part of a two-family home being built from
the ground up in Deanwood.
In September 2010, the team hosted a "site-warming" event at the Deanwood site to introduce the project to the community.
For more information, www.newschool.edu/solar-decathlon