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‘Solar Decathlon 2015’

Sustainability, Habitat’s mission inspire Solar Decathlon team

Sep. 11, 2014—The breathtaking winner of last year’s Solar Decathlon was an ultramodern, mostly wooden showplace with a minimalist vibe and series of white, lace-cut UV curtains pulled across the outside. But could it fit on an infill lot in a Middle Tennessee neighborhood? Could it be duplicated again and again at a reasonable price and by...

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‘Harmony House’ scores a spot in international Solar Decathlon

Feb. 14, 2014—Team Music City, an interdisciplinary group from Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, has been selected to compete in the Solar Decathlon 2015, a U.S. Department of Energy event that challenges students to design and build a functioning, energy-efficient, solar-powered house. This is the first time a Vanderbilt-MTSU-Habitat-Nashville...

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