Utilizing Repurposed Materials

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.  

To see the full results from the competition visit solardecathlon.gov. Check out more coverage on the 2015 Solar Decathlon projects from BUILDER and ARCHITECT