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On December 4, 2012, the Empowerhouse team, along with partners and community members, completed the installation of a permanent, two-family home in Washington, D.C.     The home was originally showcased as part of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011.

On December the Empowerhouse team, along with partners and community members, completed the installation of a permanent, two-family home in Washington, D. The home was originally showcased as part of the U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon

Interior of Crowder College and Drury University at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Interior of Crowder College and Drury University at the U. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Empowerhouse, an affordable energy-efficient green home, was completed earlier this month in Washington, D.C after many years of planning, design, and development by a team of students from Parsons The New School for Design, the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, and the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Solar Decathlon Team, Habitat for Humanity and D. Goverment have completed Empowerhouse, an innovative model for affordable, energy efficient green housing located in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington.

Interior of California State University, Sacramento, at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Interior of California State University, Sacramento, at the U. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

University of Maryland's Watershed: A house that's architecturally pretty cool and also helps conserve resources and protect the environment? It's a no brainer!

University of Maryland's WaterShed Solar Decathlon House Takes First Place In Architecture!

About US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon    The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design & build affordable, attractive & energy-efficient solar-powered houses.

About US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design & build affordable, attractive & energy-efficient solar-powered houses.

Exterior of West Virginia University and University of Roma Tor Vergata at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California  (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Exterior of West Virginia University and University of Roma Tor Vergata at the U. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

In October 2013, 19 teams from colleges and universities in the #United States, #Austria, #Canada, and the #Czech Republic competed in the sixth U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. On Oct. 12, after the closest competition ever, Team Austria: #Vienna University of #Technology was declared victorious. Close behind were the #University of Nevada Las Vegas and #Czech Technical University.

In October 2013, 19 teams from colleges and universities in the #United States, #Austria, #Canada, and the #Czech Republic competed in the sixth U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. On Oct. 12, after the closest competition ever, Team Austria: #Vienna University of #Technology was declared victorious. Close behind were the #University of Nevada Las Vegas and #Czech Technical University.

Interior of California State University, Sacramento, at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Interior of California State University, Sacramento, at the U. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California (Credit: Thomas Kelsey/U. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

Solar Decathlon at Home in the D.C. Community

Celebrating the completion of the Empowerhouse Solar Decathlon team's demonstration house into a permanent, two-family home in the District's Ward

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