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InSite takes Eighth in Solar Decathlon

By Emily Singer

October 16, 2013

InSite, the College’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, finished eighth overall in the 2013 competition. Nineteen collegiate teams were selected to compete in the challenge, which required two years of planning, designing and building, culminating in Irvine, Calif. on Oct....

Meet Lance Waterman

Waterman holds his brown labrador, Jasper, in front of his barn on Weybridge Street. (Owen Teach)

By Owen Teach

March 7, 2013

  In its mad dash to complete the 34 panels set to comprise the InSite house in the 2013 Solar Decathlon competition, the Middlebury team, while somewhat familiar with construction and carpentry, needed some outside help. Enter Lance Waterman, a Middlebury-born contractor and University of Vermont grad...

InSite Design Draws from Campus Culture

Members of the Solar Decathlon team made a digital rendering of InSite, the house they will build for the Solar Decathlon competition held next fall. (Courtesy/Solar Decathlon)

By David Ullmann

January 23, 2013

For the members of this year’s Solar Decathlon team, designing a home is not an exercise in engineering or architecture but a reflection of a community’s values. InSite, this year’s submission to the Department of Energy’s biennial competition, aims to foster communal spirit through their sustain...

Solar Decathlon Competes Again

Members of the Solar Decathlon team made a digital rendering of InSite, the house they will build for the Solar Decathlon competition held next fall. (Courtesy/Solar Decathlon)

By Isabelle Stillman

October 10, 2012

“It started with one student having a crazy idea, one professor trusting it could happen and the administration putting a ton of trust in an idea that two years later got us fourth place in this competition,” said Cordelia Newbury ’13, one of the project managers of the Middlebury Solar Decathlon...

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