Stevens faculty and staff were recently featured on NJ Today. Learn about the preparations and technologies being planned for the Stevens entry into the Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon. The Stevens team, titled "The Learning House," will compete against 19 schools in the international competition to build a solar-powered, energy-efficient home that combines affordability, consumer appeal and design excellence. "The Learning House Team at Stevens Institute of Technology is thrilled to be selected for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. With an enthusiastic group of students and their faculty mentors, we intend to showcase how sustainable housing can be engineered to provide a new paradigm for construction and adaptability," said Dr. Keith Sheppard, Associate Dean of the Schaefer School of Engineering and Sciences. The teams now begin a two-year process to design, construct and test their homes before reassembling them at the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition site. In a departure from prior competitions held on the Mall in Washington DC, the 2013 event will be held in Irvine, California. "The Learning House will display sustainability in all facets of its conception, from form through construction and in the dynamics of use. The design embraces the idea of the home as an engineered system of systems with embedded intelligence at the core," said John Nastasi, Industry professor and director of the Product-Architecture Program. "The house represents a view of the future in ...

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