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The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon showcased innovations in engineering, architecture, and energy-efficient systems from 14 teams of students. Although many of the systems were custom-built for the projects, several teams incorporated materials and techniques that any builder can implement now.
Incorporating recycled materials into a project is nothing new for the Solar Decathlon. However, Nest Home by Missouri University of Science and Technology reused locally collected refuse—shipping containers, shipping pallets, fishing nets, denim, and even fruit picker baskets—wherever possible, drawing inspiration from the way a bird scavenges to build its nest. Read more