The Delaware River’s East Branch, meandering through New York’s Catskills region, is famous for fly fishing. So, when Gad Soffer—a passionate amateur fly fisherman—got the chance to purchase a pristine nine-acre parcel there, he and his wife, Katie Donnelly, leapt for it.
A resilient house by the Stevens Institute of Technology takes home the competition's top prize. Sure House responds not only to the contest’s rigorous energy challenges, but also to the perils of rising seawaters. The Stevens Institute of Technology, a private university based in Hoboken, New Jersey, won the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s 2015 Solar Decathlon Saturday—taking an unprecedented first place in seven of the 10 competition categories. This top-ranked project, called Sure House (as in, SUstainable + REsilient), responds not only to the contest’s rigorous energy challenges, but also to the perils of rising seawaters, as experienced along