Tour the enCORE Solar Decathlon house at Ohio State. The house has numerous green and energy efficient features.

enCore House

Perhaps you'll recall the former solar decathlon house built by OSU that was at The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Now, they have a new house that sits behind the 4-H building on the OSU campus.

The house features:

• 8kw photovoltaic array

• Passive solar design (Use of sunlight for lighting and heat)

• Student-built with advance framing

• Accessible for installation of experimental components

• Innovative mechanical systems.

The house is currently open for tours by appointment. Sustainable Clintonville has a planned tour of the house coming up. To schedule a tour, visit or call the Office of Energy and Environment at 614-247-4762. For more information, visit

***There's also a Solar Decathlon house behind the Frank Lloyd Wright Westcott House in Springfield. It was designed in by students at Norwich University for the 2013 competition.