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Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California
October 8-18, 2015

Association and Resource Sponsors

Thanks to all the association and resource sponsors listed below for helping make the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 a success.

The Orange County chapter of the American Institute of Architects supported Solar Decathlon 2015 by promoting event attendance and volunteerism to its members.

The American Institute of Architects partnered with the Construction Specifications Institute and the National Institute of Building Sciences to provide National CAD Standards licenses to the Solar Decathlon 2015 teams.

ARCOM continued its sponsorship of the Solar Decathlon by providing Arcom MasterSpec Small Project for each participating university and offering physical copies of its Specifying LEED book and a 50% discount off the digital copy for any team that requested it.

The Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects supported Solar Decathlon 2015 by promoting event attendance and volunteerism to its members.

Autodesk helped Solar Decathlon 2015 teams design their competition houses by providing online learning content, free Autodesk software, and cloud-based services. These enabled students to conduct building information modeling, conceptual building performance analysis, and construction modeling and planning as well as collaboration.

The Construction Specifications Institute partnered with the American Institute of Architects and the National Institute of Building Sciences to provide National CAD Standards licenses to the Solar Decathlon 2015 teams.

Doctor's Ambulance Service provides medical transport needs to communities throughout Orange County, with service to six local hospital emergency rooms and three regional trauma centers. As a sponsor of Solar Decathlon 2015, Doctor's Ambulance Service provided standby ambulance services during the competition and public exhibit at a reduced cost to competition organizers.

The International Code Council provided Solar Decathlon 2015 teams with access to the 2012 International Residential Code and 2012 International Building Code.

The National Fire Protection Association provided the 2014 National Electric Code for use by the Solar Decathlon 2015 teams.

The National Institute of Building Sciences partnered with the American Institute of Architects and the Construction Specifications Institute to provide National CAD Standards licenses to the Solar Decathlon 2015 teams.

Point Six Wireless designs proprietary and standard wireless sensors featuring both RF and IR technology.

RSMeans helped Solar Decathlon 2015 teams compete in the Affordability Contest by providing them access to the RSMeans Online cost-estimating tool as well as recorded and live training materials and demonstrations.

The Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council supported Solar Decathlon 2015 by promoting event attendance and volunteerism to their members.