ECO-STRUCTURE: Solar Decathlon 2011 Profile, Team Tennessee
ECO-STRUCTURE recently caught up with Megan Chafin, media spokesperson for Living Light, UT Knoxville’s entry for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon. The feature includes an interview and video. Chafin spoke about the house’s unique sustainable features as well as its inspiration—the cantilevered barns of East Tennessee. “Their melding of material, form, and climatic response inspired the Living Light house,” she said. The team came in eighth in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon.