Sykes, the Raleigh North Carolina homebuilder, was feeling humble as scientific and medical break-throughs were being announced, in reverse order as is done in contests. Then Wozniak announced the Grand Prize winner of the entire Challenge
- it was the Enertia Building System. What started as a casual observation of a pile of wood eventually became the most significant innovation in home energy and residential building of modern time. A house that heats and cools itself without fuel or electricity, built economically from a kit of 100% renewable materials that clean the air as they grow, is mind-boggling, but now reality. Enertia® is both a new energy concept, and a new form of architecture. Shelter has been redefined by a new design and technology that is truly a Modern Marvel.