Sustainable and Resilient
Our U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 entry, the SURE HOUSE, represents the Stevens Institute of Technology team’s vision of a sustainable and resilient home for the areas at greatest risk due to rising sea-levels and more damaging storms. Learn more
The qualities that set our house apart:
Preparing the air sealing for blower door testing.
Why we're building the SURE HOUSE.
This is not just a contest entry for us. We are striving to build in a world affected by a changing climate, working to educate the next generation of innovators, and do our part to help the New Jersey Shore bounce back from the damaging effects of Hurricane Sandy. Learn more
Simpson Strong-Tie released its Flood-Resistant Construction Guide as a resource for installing the company’s connector products in flood-prone regions. The guide has proven to be a critical reference for the SURE HOUSE team as we work to design and build our flood-resilient, solar powered home.
Stevens + Solar Decathlon
The SURE HOUSE is not only a student design project. It is one that will be built, rigorously tested, extensively toured, and finally lived in. Luckily this isn’t our first solar powered rodeo. The SURE HOUSE is the 3rd consecutive Stevens Institute of Technology entry in the Solar Decathlon competition. Learn more
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