This 2011 Solar Decathlon is currently on display at the National Mall's West Potomac Park, featuring solar-powered innovations from over 4,000 students. Eco-architect Michelle Kaufmann is one of this year's judges and here are some of the photos she has captured from the event.
Team Florida's FLeX House is a prefab home designed to take advantage of passive cooling during the state's more mild months and locks down for full efficiency during temperature extremes. It's landscaping not only provides food but also prevents storm water runoff.
See more photos at Michelle Kaufmann's blog!