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Innovative Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

At this year’s Solar Decathlon, 11 teams of students from the United States and Europe competed to build the most efficient and best-designed solar-powered homes. They built their homes in their own communities, then took them apart, shipped them to Denver, and reassembled them on the site of the competition, run by the Department of Energy. Here are just a few of the innovative touches that make these homes unique. Pictured here is the University of Maryland's reACT home, which took second place in this year's competition.

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