The Department of Energy (DOE) and National Research Energy Laboratory (NREL) sponsored Solar Decathlon is a competition to design and construct a solar-powered house. Middlebury College was recently selected to participate in the 2011 challenge. The objective of this course is to apply the previously prepared construction documentation to build and transport the Solar Decathlon house to the competition in Washington, D.C. and back to Middlebury again. The main components of this course will include project buy-out; project construction and deconstruction on campus and off; facilitating transport to Washington, DC; establishing the project on its final site; and project safety monitoring. Students registered for this course will likely travel to DC for the competition. (Approval required; please contact Andrea Murray prior to registration).
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