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Re_home returns to Illinois Campus

In Uncategorized on April 14, 2013 by uiucsd

Re_home, Illinois’ student-built solar-powered house competed with entries from 18 other universities from around the world on the National Mall in Washington, DC, September 23 – October 2, 2011.  Team Illinois won two of the ten Solar Decathlon contests in the 2011 Solar Decathlon.  Illinois earned top honors in the Appliances and Energy Balance contests and placed seventh overall. 

The 2011 Solar Decathlon house is located in the south farm at the University of Illinois (Address: 3603 South Race Street Urbana, IL 61801) and this house will be used for teaching, research and public education. 



Re_home construction underway on Illinois campus

In Uncategorized on June 15, 2011 by uiucsd

Since the Re_home’s arrival on campus almost one month ago, construction has progressed quickly.  First, students installed super-insulated panels on the entire exterior of the shell.  The panels add an additional 4 inches of insulation to the frame constructed at Homeway Homes.  In addition, substantial progress has been made on waterproofing, window and door detailing, and deck construction.  This week, the team began staining the deck modules and planters.  The next steps for Team Illinois include staining and installation of siding, installation of the HVAC system, and beginning interior finishing such as the floor and cabinetry.  Check out our photo gallery for up to date pictures of construction.


Re_home arrives on Illinois campus

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2011 by uiucsd

The Re_home will arrive on campus this Tuesday, May 17.  The same construction site will be used for the Re_home as was used for Team Illinois’ 2009 Gable Home.  The site is just southeast of the south quad on the Urbana campus.

Construction began at Homeway Homes, a modular home manufacturer in Peoria, IL, where the shell of the home was completed.  On Tuesday morning, the home will be shipped to the construction site where a group of 20 students will finish construction in preparation for the Solar Decathlon competition this September.  Students will install insulation panels, siding, interior finishes, and the PV array in the coming months.  Check back soon for updated pictures of the home’s arrival and construction progress!


Re_home display at the Museum of Science and Industry

In Uncategorized on April 3, 2011 by uiucsd

This week, information about the Re_home will be on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.  The display is part of Money Smart Week which is a week-long event that provides free classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.  This year, the Museum of Science and Industry’s display for Money Smart Week will focus on the financial benefits of “Going Green”.  The event will encourage visitors to learn about solar technologies, try eco-friendly activities, and learn about local entrepreneurs and their green businesses.  For more information about the event, visit