>>Female 1: We are from California Polytechnic
State University, San Luis, Obispo.>>Female 2: Our concept is making a house
that’s interactive, intuitive, and integrated and we really want to accomplish that
through both active and passive systems. We don’t want to just consume a lot of energy
and make up for it with solar. We really want to create a home that uses
less energy in the first place.>>Male: We’re wanting this to be a house
that is built for people who want to be engaged
with the home that they’re living in. They want to understand it.
They want to be able to operate it. They want to … they not only want a sustainable
home, but they want a home that they
feel like they’re sort of playing a role in living in that home.>>Male 2: Something that we’d have to
tack on to was this idea of, “What does it mean to live in a house?
And how can you change your habits?” And particularly, with 1,000 square feet,
you have to make the most of every inch of the space.
So, what you’re seeing our team do and a lot of other teams do
is really try and meld the home environment with the outside.
So, we’ve been even thinking of minimizing or doing away with as much as the TV
and creating the living room space that really interacts with an outdoor bifacial room
so you can really interact with that.>>Female 2: We’ve really tried to focus around
student learning and involvement and a likely place for the house to be after
the competition is back on campus. And really incorporating and continuing to
keep student involvement and a really great learning opportunity for
the university and other students as well.>>Female 3: Our university’s motto is, “Learn
by Doing.” So, of course, this project is a wonderful
thing for us. Even after the competition’s over,
the house will live on.>>Team: Go, Mustangs!