30 Sep '11, 2pm

Innovative Technology at Solar Decathlon: *This is a sponsored article in association with Plastics Make It Pos...

Innovative Technology at Solar Decathlon: *This is a sponsored article in association with Plastics Make It Pos...

*This is a sponsored article in association with Plastics Make It Possible. The Solar Decathlon is an event we cover every other year, and this year, the American Chemistry Council, in conjunction with Plastics Make It Possible , invited us to the National Mall to see how teams are using plastics as building materials in high performance homes. Of course, we expect to see various recycled-content materials and plastic-based outsulation, but we also want to talk with teams about what’s driving their use of these materials. I’ll be on a group tour of the Solar Decathlon on Saturday led by HGTV star Brooks Utley . Brooks will talk about the outsulation used on Caltech’s Chip house — the geometric white one — and other plastic materials used to create these stylish and energy-efficient homes. The Plastics Make It Possible website has a sustainability statement with respect to ...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/09/plastics-make-possible...

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2011 Solar Decathlon: And we have a winner

2011 Solar Decathlon: And we have a winner

mnn.com 02 Oct '11, 7am

After scoring consistently well throughout the competition, Indiana's Purdue University took second place overall (931 poi...

Solar Decathlon Winners

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greenbuildingelements.com 01 Oct '11, 1am

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renewableenergymagazine.com 13 Oct '11, 8am

This fun event captured the imagination of thousand of visitors, and a number of innovative and potentially marketable ide...

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eco-structure.com 04 Oct '11, 9pm

The University of Maryland’s WaterShed house, which won the individual architecture contest, was inspired by the Chesapeak...

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eco-structure.com 01 Oct '11, 9pm

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grist.org 04 Oct '11, 2pm

The Chesapeake Bay's sad state has yielded on positive result: the bay ecosystem inspired the University of Maryland's "Wa...

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solarfeeds.com 02 Oct '11, 9pm

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grist.org 28 Sep '11, 7pm

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grist.org 30 Sep '11, 8pm

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ecohomemagazine.com 12 Oct '11, 8pm

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treehugger.com 29 Sep '11, 1pm

The Empowerhouse was designed for a real world situation (it is being installed by Habitat for Humanity in the Deanwood ne...

University of Maryland Wins @Energy 's Solar Decathlon @UMDWatershed #SD2011

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treehugger.com 03 Oct '11, 4pm

But it also came second in market appeal, where building industry professionals ask "Does the house have curb appeal, inte...