Solar Decathlon Europe 2014: Perspective of a Manufacturer, Observer, and Building Technology EnthusiastThursday, June 26, 2014
By Meredith Tunick
When I arrived onsite yesterday, Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 student teams were in the middle of the final phase of heavy construction of their self-designed and self-built project houses. The scene was filled with intense energy as students—fully equipped with hard hats, steel-toed boots, and safety gear—moved around their construction sites in a sort of synchronized dance of home production. The air smelled of dirt, lumber, and teamwork.