Solar Decathlon - Building Sustainability team

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On the weekend of April 22 to 24, 2022 an interdisciplinary Building Sustainability team from seven countries, spanning three continents, represented the Technische Universität Berlin with their project “An der Elbe” at the 2022 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon at the National Renewable Energy Laboratories in Golden, Colorado.

This 20th anniversary of the Solar Decathlon was especially exciting as the first in-person event since the pandemic in which more than 25,000 students have participated.

As finalists in the Multifamily Building Design Challenge, they faced tough competition in getting here and faced off against 9 other collegiate institutions. While not receiving the coveted prize, they still received high praise from juror members and gained invaluable skills and experience during the seven months of preparing this intense project.

The students demonstrated courage, character, and commitment and should be proud of their achievements, congratulations.

Special thanks go out to the Freunde der TU, the Energy Masters, and the organizers of the Solar Decathlon for making this special event happen.

Apr 26, 2022