The of at Lafayette won the 2009 for its house. This award gives visitors the opportunity to vote for the house they like best. With more than paper and ballots cast, 2009 visitors overwhelmingly selected BeauSoleil as their favorite.
Team Rhône-Alpes' Modular Canopea House Wins the Architecture and Operations Competitions of the Solar Decathlon Europe!
Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon is a challenge to international student-led teams to design, build, and operate the most attractive, efficient and affordable solar-powered house. Like the Olympic decathlon, the U.
In September #2011, 19 teams from colleges and #universities in the #UnitedStates, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, and China competed in the fifth U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient #solar-powered #house. On Oct. 1, the University of #Maryland was declared the winner. #PurdueUniversity placed second, and #VictoriaUniversityofWellington (New Zealand) placed third.
In October 2013, 19 teams from colleges and universities in the #United States, #Austria, #Canada, and the #Czech Republic competed in the sixth U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house. On Oct. 12, after the closest competition ever, Team Austria: #Vienna University of #Technology was declared victorious. Close behind were the #University of Nevada Las Vegas and #Czech Technical University.
The #materials used in the #University of #Colorado's home read like a health food #restaurant menu. Using natural materials -Soy, corn, sunflower, canola, coconut- was one of the team's five major design goals, along with #innovation, energy efficiency, modularity, and accessibility. The result is a sustainable, #attractive solar home built almost entirely of #recycled and #natural materials—one that can go almost anywhere to complement almost any #lifestyle.