This is a really fantastic project here. Very briefly, students at Middlebury College designed and (with the help of contractors) built a farmhouse that is entirely solar-powered, and made with local and/or sustainably produced materials. See more information here: Solar Decathlon
The team has taken the farmhouse to DC to compete in an international faceoff of sustainability. Vote for them in the People’s Choice Awards by going here: People’s Choice Awards. Middlebury, represent.