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  • McDonald Observatory gets Solar BLOOMhouse

    By Rebecca Johnson
    Rebecca Johnson
    Published: May 1, 2008

    The McDonald Observatory is preparing to add a new eco-friendly facility: the award-winning, solar-powered “BLOOMhouse.” Students in School of Architecture designed and built the BLOOMhouse to compete in last year’s Solar Decathlon, a biennial event sponsored by the Department of Energy, BP Solar, the American Institute of Architects and Sprint. They set the house up …

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  • Solar Decathlon
    Solar Decathlon
    Students focus on sustainable design, build solar-powered house.
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