The SURE HOUSE - Solar Decathlon Project

Last week, Our good friend John Nastasi invited us to be a part of the Solar Decathlon project prejudging. Students of Stevens Institute of Technology are participating (for the third time) in this year’s Solar Decathlon, naming their house “The SURE HOUSE” – a sustainable, resilient home for coastal communities. This competition impacts a broader research and development enterprise at Stevens in partnership with major stakeholders in the New York Metropolitan region to address the creation of resilient urban coastal communities. As a research university focused on advanced solutions to 21st century problems, John Nastasi, lead faculty for the Solar Decathlon project and director of Stevens’ Product-Architecture & Engineering program, said it was important that Stevens step in to “play a critical public role in the discovery of new solutions to sustainability and resiliency.” We see this project as an incredible way to turn a negative into a positive learning experience, and we’re so happy we got to be included. To read more about the project, visit