InSite Solar Decathlon: Middlebury College
Take a look at a home run solely on solar power!
In its return to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, Middlebury College created InSite, a house that reconnects people with their community and emphasizes environmental, economic, and social sustainability. InSite offers the privacy and comforts that appeal to 21st-century homebuyers by balancing public and private spaces.
From Beginning to End.
The Middlebury College team envisioned InSite as a house for local living. It symbolizes the team's belief that community is a natural resource, that sustainability is as much about people as it is about energy, and that by constructing less, we can create more. It is targeted to young Vermont families and was designed as one piece of a larger human and natural ecosystem. InSite can be integrated into an existing walkable community—suggesting a model of living applicable on any scale.