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October 5-15, 2017

Solar Decathlon Blog - Team Ontario

Below you will find Solar Decathlon news from the Team Ontario archive, sorted by date.

Technology Spotlight: Energy-Recovery Ventilation Systems

Monday, August 18, 2014

By Alexis Powers and Carol Laurie

Editor’s Note: This post is one of a series of technology spotlights that introduces common technologies used in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon team houses.

Good ventilation is vital for maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Houses built to modern energy efficiency standards, such as U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition houses, are tightly constructed to allow very little outside air to leak in. As a result, odors, chemicals, particles, and humidity can become trapped, increasing indoor air pollution.

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Vienna University of Technology Wins Solar Decathlon 2013!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

By Solar Decathlon

Team Austria from the Vienna University of Technology has won the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013.

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Affordability and Market Appeal Contest Winners Announced!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Solar Decathlon

At an awards ceremony this morning, winners of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Affordability and Market Appeal contests took center stage by demonstrating that innovative, energy-efficient houses can be cost-effective and appealing to a variety of target markets.

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Raising More Than Just Walls

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

By Rebecca Matulka

Editor’s Note: This entry has been cross-posted from DOE’s Energy Blog.

For the teams competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, every cent counts. From researching design options and building supplies to transporting houses and communications materials, the costs of developing a competition house can add up. But before the teams even start on the building process, they must first master the art of fundraising.

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