What is the Solar Decathlon? http://www.solardecathlon.gov/videos.html
Citytech’s Proposal is based on DURA
Diverse Urban Resilient Adaptable
This project should be designed for various family types, with one or two bedrooms(convertible spaces), should be able to address issues of Sandy and resiliency.
Site in the Solar Village in Irvine, CA: 78’ east to west X 60’ north to south
Solar Envelope: 18’ height of solar envelope (must not penetrate this envelope)
Units must be able to be stacked – this is the Urban nature of our proposal.
Foundation: Low Impact footings shall be used to support all house and site components.
Electric Car: powered to drive 25 miles within 120 minutes
Must be ADA compliant.
Finished Square Footage: defined by ANSI Z765-2003 shall be at least 600sf, but not exceed 1000sf.
Entrance and Exits: Entrance may be placed on any side of the house, however an accessible route leading from the main street of the solar village to the main house entrance shall be provided as part of the competition prototype. The house exit route shall be accessible to the public and lead from the main house exit to one of the publically accessible streets of the solar village adjacent to the solar envelope.
Potted Vegetation is permitted, but must remain stationary. Grey water may not be used for watering.
Solar Panels: must be placed vertically
Water Supply: Primary supply water and greywater containers shall be located outside of the finished sf and not beneath.
Rainwater may be used for irrigation, water feature, heat sink or heat source.
A dinner party for 10 must be accommodated
Host a movie night for 8 people
Integration of Structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, landscaping
Scale, proportion, indoor/outdoor connection, composition
Integration of natural and artificial lighting
Quality of design and materials
Comfort of occupants and compatible with the surrounding environment
Refrigerator: 6cubic feet
Freezer: 2 cubic feet
Washing machine: wash 6 towels
Dryer: dry 6 towels
Cooking: vaporize 5lbs (80oz) water
Min. 27” tv
15” monitor and computer