Taubman College-designed Michigan solar house finds new permanent home

The Michigan Solar House, a completely solar-powered home designed by students and faculty in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, is now home to a Northern Michigan couple.

The 660-square-foot home features a combination of solar-energy systems as well as furnishings designed through low-chemical processes in order to reduce the home’s carbon footprint.

The U-M team built the house in 2005 for the Solar Decathlon in Washington D.C. It has been based at the university’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens for the past decade.

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