Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

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Publication Date

Fall 12-9-2015

Faculty Advisor(s)

Geraldine McNenny and Fred Smoller


As part of the U.S. Department of Energy 2015 Solar Decathlon, Team Orange County built a net-zero energy solar home called Casa del Sol. A unique collaboration between students of four local universities and colleges makes Team OC the most diverse team in the Solar Decathlon. The documentary showcases chronological events, which emphasize a spectrum of communication struggles and victories between the team members leading through the competition. In addition to the personal narrative of student leaders from each school, the film also examines four principles central to Casa Del Sol’s design; Passive Solar, Disruptive Innovation, Southern California Market, and Drought Resilience. Our mission is to continue educating the public about how to integrate alternative energy sources into a sustainable lifestyle of the future.

Casa del Sol- Making a sustainable future feel like home.


Presented at the Fall 2015 Student Research Day at Chapman University.

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