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DOE Solar Decathlon-SPARC House (CU Boulder)

October 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm - January 15, 2023 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

By competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® 2020 Build Challenge, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) team aims to confront the housing attainability crisis and construction challenges facing mountain towns across the nation. The team created the zero-energy ready SPARC House to serve as a replicable example of a high-performance building and an achievable mountain town housing solution. SPARC is built on the five pillars of Sustainability, Performance, Attainability, Resilience, and Community.

FEATURES

  • Designed for panelized and volumetric prefabrication
  • Includes an attached rental unit
  • Incorporates low embodied carbon materials, such as wood structure, wood cladding, and sheep’s wool insulation.

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Accommodates harsh environment with resilient building systems
  • Provides energy recovery methods
  • Minimizes power mismatch via a building automation system.

Check out the CU Boulder House Matterport Tour Here!

Team website: SPARC House 

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Start:
October 1
End:
January 15, 2023
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CU Boulder Team

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Sustainable Features
Battery Storage, Electric Vehicle Charging, Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Heat Pump(s), Passive Solar, Recycled Building Materials, Solar PV - Rooftop, Sustainable Living, Water Harvesting
Solar Site Type
Home
Organization:
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Venue

Sparc House
Boulder, CO 80309 United States + Google Map

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