Students from Catholic, George Washington and American Universities are collaborating on an ultra eco-friendly home that they'll then transport across the country to enter it in the Solar Decathlon on Oct. 3-13 2013. The last Decathlon was held on the National Mall (and one of the houses is now ensconced in Deanwood) but this time it will be in Irvine, California. The group from DC, operating as Team Capitol DC, will build a house designed to be accesible for injured soldiers while also harvesting rainwater and solar power. Hence the name, Harvest Home. See the intro video after the jump.
· Team Capitol DC [Official Site]
· Solar Decathlon [Official Site]
· Green D.C. home to take 2,700-mile journey [WBJ]
· Empowerhouse coverage [CDC]