A northern New Jersey college has earned a national honor for building a hurricane-resistant and energy-efficient coastal home that was inspired by Superstorm Sandy.
Stevens Institute of Technology won the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon on Saturday, beating out 13 other universities. The 6,800-student school in Hoboken was one of the smallest schools in the competition.
Dozens of Stevens’ students built the home, with guidance from faculty, to withstand hurricane-force winds and flooding.
Dubbed the “Sure House,” it was assembled in Hoboken over several months and had to be built in three separate modules that were transported on tractor-trailers to California.