Affordability and Market Appeal Contest Announcements

From the Solar Decathlon Facebook page – “Like the Olympic decathlon, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon consists of 10 contests. These contests are designed to gauge how well the houses perform and how livable and affordable they are. “Each contest is worth a maximum of 100 points, for a competition total of 1,000 […]

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We’ve Pumped You Up!**

Water, water everywhere. Well that’s wasn’t a problem a few days ago, however, it seems to be that California had dried out the Phoenix Team. Had. Key words are important in situations like this. Friday afternoon, we realized there was a problem with our water bladder and pump. This was due to the water bladder […]

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Competition Overviews: Sunday, Day 4

Good Morning from Team Kentuckiana As a team, we’re all a little sleepy, and a little stressed. Such is competition life. However, here’s an update on the competitions from the last few days, and how they are measured for the overall points. Doing the Laundry: As you all know, we have an energy efficient Profile […]

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Deconstruction Phase

For The Phoenix House’s journey across the country, the team has had to take her apart into the two sections and lower the roof – which is exactly how it was designed. This process took a fair amount of time. Over the course of a week and a half, the house was raised to spray […]

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Courier-Journal: Phoenix House at University of Louisville

Just this past week, The Phoenix House, was featured in the Courier-Journal based in Louisville. What if, instead of the infamous FEMA trailers, victims of natural disasters were to receive low-cost, energy-efficient houses? Instead of temporary shelter, they would have a permanent house, one that would actually produce more energy than it consumed? That’s the […]

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GE Appliances On Site

Many thanks to those from GE Appliances in Louisville for coming out and helping us on-site. We were able to get so much done with their help.        

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Gizmag Posts: Solar Decathlon 2013 Houses to Watch

The competition is drawing near and each team is ‘all hands on deck’ to get their houses complete and to Irvine, CA. Keep up the hard work Solar Decathletes. Gizmag listed the top 5 houses to watch out for at the competition and guess who is listed, thats right, yours truly The Phoenix House. Comprising […]

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Grand Opening of The Phoenix House

We would like to invite all of our family, friends, and colleagues to the Grand Opening of our Solar Decathlon entry: The Phoenix House. We have been laboring all summer, and would like to invite everyone down to Louisville to witness the product of all our dedicated work.   Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013 Time: […]

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Welcoming New Team Members!

Team Update! Over the last two weeks, several students from the University of Louisville’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department have joined the work for The Phoenix House. The current team members are excited for the additions! New team members are already pitching in, and helping with the next stage of development in the house.   […]

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