Emerging Architecture – Solar Decathlon: Help or Hindrance to Carbon-Neutral Buildings?
This forum will look at the Solar Decathlon competition as a catalyst for the refinement and promotion of high-performance buildings. Past and current challenges to design teams will be summarized. The prospects for future innovations in high-performance buildings via the Solar Decathlon and other programs such as Passive House will be considered. A reflective presentation on building science and passive solar design will conclude the session.