Iowa State University is excited to be the first team from the State of Iowa to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. Our house, the Interlock House, showcases new practices in construction that use less energy and create less waste, feature unique building components and products developed in collaboration with the ISU Biocomposites Research Team, increases energy awareness, and demonstrates Iowa State University's commitment to sustainability.
The Interlock House, designed and built as a free-standing solar-powered dwelling, fulfills the call of our university's president, Gregory Geoffroy, for students, faculty, and staff to join the Live Green! initiative to reduce the university's carbon footprint and become a model of energy efficiency.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the Interlock House, sustainability, and energy efficiency.