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BeauSoleil Home by University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Link to BeauSoleil Home by University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The University of Louisiana calls their Solar Decathlon 2009 entry BeauSoleil, which means "sunshine" in Canjun French.

According to their site:

The house is designed to withstand hurricane-force winds and to be totally self-sufficient, which makes it especially ideal for coastal environments.


TEAM BeauSoleil are dedicated to turning this real-world, sustainable living solution into an affordable, working model that can be sold to the public.

Worth a look:

Interesting to note: they are sharing updates on a Facebook page instead of a blog.

2 comments, 0 trackbacks (URL) , 
Tom on October 13, 2009 at 2:20 p.m.
The BeauSoleil Solar Home won Best Market Viability award at Solar Decathlon 10-12.
Catherine Guidry on October 21, 2009 at 10:51 p.m.
The U.S. Dept of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathon was such an incredible experience for us. As a graduate student in architecture, I realize the invaluable knowledge we have gained by participating. We are so proud to have gone to this outstanding and prestigious international competition to proudly represent the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Southern Culture, and the State of Louisiana. Bringing home the market viability and people’s choice award really shows that we did our best to meet the needs and desires of the people by designing a home that’s hurricane resistant and culturally-relevant.
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