Middlebury

Solar Decathlon

CA Liaison: Hilary Cunningham '12
Phone: 802.443.5552
Email: hccunnin@middlebury.edu

CA Liaison: Rick Greene '75
Phone: 802.443.3007
Email: fgreene@middlebury.edu

Team Middlebury: Solar Decathlon 2013 - Brochure

This printable, foldable pamphlet, last updated in July 2012, provides a concise overview of the 2013 Solar Decathlon entry, InSite, its design, and its mission.

InSiteBrochure - Outside Pages

InSite Brochure - Insert

InSite - Most Current Rendering

A digital projection of what the final house will look like, this image will change according to modifications in the design plans.

InSite Digital Render - August 2, 2012

Solar Decathlon 2013 Deliverable Status Sheet

A helpful timetable of the expected progress of the Solar Decathlon teams, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Deliverable Status Sheet - September, 2012

Official Websites

InSite: Solar Decathlon 2013

Website for the current project, including  team profiles, news coverage, and sponsor recognitions.

http://sd13.middlebury.edu/

The team has finished construction in Irvine! Check out our update page for videos and photos from the site.

http://sites.middlebury.edu/middmag/2013/09/23/updates-from-irvine-team-middlebury-at-the-solar-decathlon/

Self-Reliance: Solar Decathlon 2011

Comprehensive website for the "New England farmhouse for the 21st century" created by Middlebury's first Solar Decathlon team. Includes features about the design, the participants, and a blog.

http://solardecathlon.middlebury.edu/index.php

Selected Multimedia

A Walkthrough of InSite

The 2013 team’s official virtual walkthrough, this playful video uses stopgap and computer animation to make the design for the new house come alive. A key step of the competition process, this piece of the project was submitted to the Department of Energy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yktPtQfYHRQ

A Model Home

The wood pieces of the intricate model for InSite dance into place in this fun video by the 2013 Middlebury team.

http://vimeo.com/56236457

Video Walkthrough of Self-Reliance

Team coordinators provide a tour of the 2011 Solar Decathlon house and explain the features that ensure both the comfort and the viability of the home.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhGVsyruQYE

Self-Reliance: Market Appeal

This video highlights the media skills of the 2011 Team to create an effective marketing video for the home they designed. The team won first prize for communications.

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtA04beq12E&feature=plcp

Solar Decathalon Send-Off - Video clip of the 2011 Solar Decathlon house being loaded onto a flatbed truck yesterday prior to departing for Washington, D.C.

http://blogs.middlebury.edu/middmag/2011/09/09/solar-send-off/

Watch more videos about Solar Decathlon at the 2011 Team's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MiddSolarDecathlon

Online Resources

Los Angeles Times Article: 

"Middlebury solar house turns green design into a liberal art"  - The Middlebury students are some of the competition's most dogmatic about across-the-board sustainability, not mere technical efficacy.

http://www.latimes.com/home/la-lh-middlebury-college-solar-decathlon-house-20130927,0,3780419.story

Middlebury Magazine and Dispatches

"This Is How They Did It" - A reflection on the how the liberal arts education make the best preparation for team like the 2011 Solar Decathlon crew.

http://blogs.middlebury.edu/middmag/2012/03/03/this-is-how-they-did-it/

"Solar Decathlon Team Aces Final Inspection" - An article about the success of Self-Reliance in Washington D.C. (September 2011)

http://blogs.middlebury.edu/middmag/2011/09/21/solar-decathlon-team-aces-final-inspection/

Other

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Official Website

A good resource for one who might not be familiar with the competition and its purpose.

http://www.solardecathlon.gov

Middlebury's Katelyn Romanov Named America's Next Eco-Star - SmartPower

SmartPower honors Romanov, director of communications for the 2011 Solar Decathlon Team. “We have found the future of energy and environmental activism – and her name is Katelyn Romanov,” said Brian F. Keane, SmartPower president. (March 2012)

http://smartpress.tumblr.com/post/19586502970/middleburys-katelyn-romanov-named-americas-next