The University of Kentucky (UK) was selected as one of 20 international teams to compete in the 2009 Solar Decathlon. In the competition, teams are challenged to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient 800-sqft. solar-powered house possible. Evaluation of the project included ten categories ranging from architecture, engineering, communications, market viability, lighting, comfort zone, hot water, appliances, home entertainment, and net metering. The s.ky blue solarhouse, finished 9th overall, 5th in net-metering, 4th in public tours, and 2nd in the People's Choice Award.
Our team core values included the integration of active and passive systems with the architecture, ADA compliance, exceed LEED standards, create a modern translation of the Appalachian vernacular, and to honor the spirit and beauty of Kentucky through design
Location: Mobile: Traveling in Kentucky; will eventually be placed in Lexington, KY
Additional Credits: Studio Professor: Gregory Luhan