With energy use being closely monitored and judged for the Solar Decathlon competition, the entire home’s systems-package must be one that enhances efficiency while still maintaining comfort and required dehumidification. For example, at 2:00 P.M. each day, the students’ homes at the Solar Decathlon have just one hour’s time to restore temperature and humidity to pre-determined levels. The week’s wet weather created foot-traffic that deposited soggy trails inside ...

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