University of Florida Wins Communications and Social Awareness Contest at Solar Decathlon EuropeTuesday, June 22, 2010
The award ceremonies continue in Solar Decathlon Europe’s Villa Solar. This afternoon, the Communications and Social Awareness award was presented to the University of Florida for its solar house, RE:FOCUS.
The minute the University of Florida team members welcomed me into their house for a tour, I felt appreciated as a guest. They seemed so happy folks were there and enjoyed explaining the wonderful features of their traditional Florida house. Unbiased as I am, I really feel they deserve the Communications and Social Media award. Congratulations to Florida!
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and Fanchhoschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin were awarded second and third place, respectively.
The scores in the Communications and Social Media contest were:
|1||University of Florida||72|
|2||Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University||68.8|
|3||Fanchhoschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin||64|
|4||École National Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble||56|
|5||Aalto University Finland||53.3|
|6||Bergische Universität Wuppertal||40|
|6||University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim||40|
|6||University of Nottingham||40|
|6||Universidad de Valladolid||40|
|6||Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences||40|
|11||Tongji University Shanghai||36.8|
|12||Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña||29.3|
|12||Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera||29.3|
|14||Universidad de Sevilla||22.9|
|15||Arts et Métiers Paris Tech||21.8|
|16||Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña||18.6|
Jane Kolleeny, Javier Gregori, and Miguel Ángel Valladares were the jury members in this contest. They evaluated how well the teams communicated the benefits of solar energy, the energy efficiency of their house, and sustainability.
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.