Our Vision: To empower and inspire people to live sustainably.
Our goal is to create a house that is adaptable, educational, and a catalyst for dialogue; that encourages individuals and communities to consider the ecology, economy, and equity of their options. The Curio.House offers a new way of living, a new way of understanding, and a new way of making choices that are healthy for all humans and the planet.
During past Solar Decathlon competitions, teams have focused on creating homes that maximized the use of solar power. Taking the challenge further, Team Boston is dedicated to building a net-zero energy home that promotes all three E’s of sustainability: ecology, economy and social equity. This holistic approach is critical for a lasting impact.
In order to realize these goals, we have brought together a truly interdisciplinary student team of designers, engineers, and environmental and urban policy makers. We are learning from community organizers, green affordable housing experts, building industry leaders, inventors, building technology specialists, educators, and others to design and build the house. In addition, our team of advisors, sponsors, and students creates a powerful network that fosters post-competition relationships and extensive opportunities for those involved, thus highlighting the Boston area as a center for progressive sustainability evolution.
The Curio.House promotes curiosity and the exploration of sustainable living. The house is interactive, providing feedback about its resource consumption to users. Furthermore, Team Boston’s on-going outreach and education initiatives will provide the knowledge and the tools for green living to a broad and diverse audience beyond the competition.
Project Manager, Chair of the Curriculum and Communications Committees – Colin is a B.Arch candidate at the BAC. He explored a number of design-related fields before finally finding architecture, which bridged his academic and activist interests.