Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

Honors Thesis Project Title

Solar Decathlon Controls

Date of Graduation



Mechanical Engineering

Major 1

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Rao Arimilli

Second Advisor

William Miller


The Living Light Project is a multi-disciplinarian effort between primarily the colleges of engineering and architecture. We were tasked with the construction of an energy efficient two person home to compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. My group was assigned to develop a controls system to manage all of the inherent tasks of energy management within the house. The word document is our portion of a master document outlining the work on the living light house. The powerpoint file breaks down our work development and is what we presented at our end of year presentations.

Controls Presentation.pptx (1458 kB)
End of year controls presentation

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