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October 5-15, 2017

Virginia Tech Retains Solar Decathlon Europe Lead

Monday, June 21, 2010

As of 7 p.m. Monday, Virginia Tech remains in first place overall at Solar Decathlon Europe because of its third-place finish in the Industrialization and Market Viability contest. The Industrialization and Market Viability announcement was made at 5 p.m. today. The Virginia Tech decathletes were extremely happy to again place in the top three in a major contest.

The winner of the Industrialization and Market Viability contest  was the Spanish team from Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera. It has the beautiful house made out of Corian I wrote about last week. Congratulations also go to the Rosenheim team for winning second place.

The overall standings (which can be found on the Solar Decathlon Europe home page) show Virginia Tech in first, University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim in second, and Ecole National Supérieure darchitecture de Grenoble in third.

Today’s Solar Decathlon Europe press announcement included the following:

Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Winner of the Solar Decathlon Europe Industrialization and Market Viability Award

Solar Decathlon Europe has awarded the prize for the Industrialization and Market Viability contest to Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, with its solar house, SML House. University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University have been awarded second and third place, respectively.

Senka Morioka, Luis Basagoiti, and Garry Palmer have been the members of the jury for the Industrialization and Market Viability contest. They have judged the viability of the housing market and the possibilities of industrialization and group association in greater density.

The scoring earned by the teams has been:

1

Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera 67.3

2

University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim

62.0

3

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

60.3

4

Ecole National Supérieure d`Architecture de Grenoble 53.7

5

Bergische Universität Wuppertal 52.7

6

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences 51.3

6

University of Nottingham 51.3

8

University of Florida 51

9

Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña 46.3

10

Fachochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin 46

10

Tongji University Shanghai 46

12

Universidad de Valladolid 45

13

Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña 41.3

13

Universidad de Sevilla 41.3

15

Aalto University Finland 41

16

Tianjin University 38.7

17

Arts et Métiers Paris Tech 35.7

Richard King is the director of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Throughout the Solar Decathlon Europe competition, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon organizers are reporting from Madrid.

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