These ambitious students will be competing against 15 other college teams in Irvine, CA this fall. For this competition, they have added a local twist: disaster resiliency. Both teams have added innovative technology to make both energy efficient and a disaster resilient buildings.
As part of the competition each team has independently designed and financed their entry, which they expect be both NetZero and to meet Passive House standards. Come get a sneak peek of their innovative designs. Let’s send them off with a rousing cheer!
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, held biennially, challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.
Team project managers and student representatives will present each project. Moderator: Chris Benedict, Principal, Chris Benedict, RA Chris Benedict is a pioneer and fearless advocate of energy efficient building design in NYC, completing her first high-performance multifamily project in 1998. Her technical knowledge, ability to innovate, perseverance, and attention to detail have challenged industry preconceptions and raised the bar on what is possible. An architect, teacher and active industry leader, Benedict prides herself in the design of beautiful, energy efficient, healthy apartment buildings built for the same price as typical construction. Organized by: AIANY Building Enclosure Council Price: Free for AIA members and Students with valid ID; $10 for non-members