This project profile is part of a series from ARCHTECT and Ecobuildingpulse.com providing a sneak peek at the designs in progress for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, taking place Oct. 3-13 in Irvine, Calif. Project descriptions and videos are provided by each team.

Team Ontario: Our mission is to create an Ecological Home that sets the standard for sustainable living and creates waves of change in the housing market. To this end, we will design and build a smart, livable, and affordable home catered to the next generation of homeowners. It is our sincere hope that our home will represent a new paradigm for our generation - an evolved way of living where net-zero homes are desired and carried forth as the norm rather than the ideal. Supply is driven by demand; by educating and inspiring our peers to demand sustainable housing, we can revolutionize the housing market and dictate the level of impact our homes will have on the environment. Click here to read more.

Click here for a master list of all team previews.