Solar Decathlon 2011: Team Purdue
Photos by Michelle Kaufmann
Michelle Kaufmann judged this year's Solar Decathlon and here are some of the photos she took at the event which took place at the National Mall's West Potomac Park.
The INhome, Purdue University's U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 entry, offers a realistic and balanced vision for ultra-efficient housing. The INhome--short for Indiana home--is an innovative, yet practical, house that meets the needs of a typical Midwestern consumer in today's cost-competitive residential market.
The INhome blends technological innovation with functional aesthetics to create a living space that appeals to homeowners. It is practical and cost-effective because of its reliance on passive design, which uses natural processes to reduce heating, cooling, and lighting needs. The Midwestern-inspired INhome demonstrates some of the many ways to live sustainably without sacrificing quality or comfort.
See more photos at Michelle Kaufmann's blog!