Stanford University Students’ Solar-Designed House May Transform Green Home Construction

They have never stepped foot on a construction site, but their innovation and motivation could be groundbreaking. A group of Stanford University students have designed and built a net-zero emissions house. “At the heart of the project is the Start.Core, a central unit that contains all the plumbing, utilities and appliances and manages the house’s energy usage,” explains Bjorn Carey on  “The team believes that a standardized unit like the Start.Core could transform green home construction.” The project, dubbed Start.Home, will be entered into a competition organized by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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