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The House Is For Sale

After eight months on the Boulder campus, where the house continues to be used for research, teaching, and outreach activities, the house is for sale. Since the house is currently the property of the State of Colorado, there are a few procedures that dictate the process for its sale. As of July 3, 2003, we are accepting offers according to the conditions of the Request For Proposals (RFP) given at the link below. The links below also provide access to a document describing the details of the house and a set of house drawings.

We will be holding a special set of open houses for potential bidders. The house is located south of the Benson Earth Science building. Come by and see the house during one of our scheduled events or contact the Solar Decathlon team to make special tour arrangements.


5:00 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2003

Request For Proposal Documents (updated August 1, 2003)

Request for Proposals (294 KB pdf file)

House Documentation

The following links provide access to documents describing the design, construction, and performance of our house. All documents are in PDF format and can be read using the free reader from Adobe. Since the main document is so large (5.4 MB), you also have the option to download various parts of the document. In addition to the house documentation, we also provide collections of selected technical literature obtained from material and equipment manufacturers. (Note that direct links to manufacturer websites are also available from the Sponsors pages of this site.)

House Description and Drawings (5.4 MB pdf file)

House Description Only (2.3 MB pdf file)

House Drawings Only (Full Set) (3.4 MB pdf file)

Basic Architectural Plans (371 KB pdf file)
Basic Architectural Elevations (265 KB pdf file)
Isometric View (802 KB pdf file)
Structural Drawings (366 KB pdf file)
Mechanical Drawings (281 KB pdf file)
Electrical Drawings (412 KB pdf file)
Tranportation Modules Drawings (425 KB pdf file)

Manufacturer's Data and Information

Construction Materials (2.9 MB zip file)
TrusJoist Design and Specification Literature (6.1 MB zip file)
Mechanical Equipment Literature (2.3 MB zip file)
Solar Equipment Literature (609 KB zip file)

Open House and Tours

10:00 - 12:00 a.m. Every Saturday

The CU Solar Decathlon house will be made available for tours at other times by appointment. Feel free to call or email the team.

Directions: Click on the thumbnail to see a larger version of the campus map.

The house location is indicated with an arrow. Benson Earth Sciences is building #3 on the map.

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