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2013 Solar Decathlon: Harvest Home

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Team Capitol DC


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Team Capitol DC’s concept is HARVEST HOME, an innovative house of the future that harvests natural resources to power the home while maintaining comfort for its ideal resident, a wounded American veteran who has returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, Team Capitol DC will donate HARVEST HOME to its veteran client. Through harvesting natural resources, comforting design features, and an innovative biomedical atmosphere that contributes to rehabilitation of body and spirit, HARVEST HOME will help heal its resident and the environment.

For the first time, a city-wide Washington, D.C., collegiate team – Catholic University (CUA), George Washington University (GWU) and American University (AU) – will compete as Team Capitol DC in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Together, students and faculty mentors from the three universities will harness the talents from each school’s premier programs (CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning; GWU’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Landscape Design Program and Interior Design Program; and AU’s School of Communication) to design, build and communicate about a sustainable home that produces as much energy as it uses.

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2013 Solar Decathlon: Harvest Home
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