Click here to watch a short video from the Department of Energy featuring Empowerhouse, the New School’s entry in the 2011 Solar Decathlon. In the video, Lakiya Culley talks about how her solar-powered, passive home, located in D.C.’s Deanwood neighborhood, has changed her family’s future.
Each semester, the Sustainable Urban Communities (SUC) course offers Milano students the opportunity to employ sustainable development concepts and techniques by working on urban projects, addressing issues from affordable housing to food systems to disaster recovery. To learn more, please contact Professor John Stinar (email@example.com). Here are some highlights from recent student projects: The Solar […]
Empowerhouse Collaborative: How a State-of-the-Art Energy-Efficient Home Can Be a Model for Affordable Housing
The U.S. Department of Energy sponsors the biannual Solar Decathlon in which school teams compete to build state-of-the-art solar-powered houses. In Oct. 2011, The Empowerhouse, won first place in the Affordability Category in the competition held on the National Mall in Washington, DC. In this special guest post, members of the Empowerhouse Collaborative, share the […]
Congratulations to the Empowerhouse team for recently taking top honors in the Affordability Category in the 2011 Solar Decathlon, a biennial international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The competition brought together an interdisciplinary dream team of students and faculty from Parsons The New School for Design, Milano School of International Affairs, Management […]