FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 11, 2013
Czech Republic Wins Architecture Contest and Team Austria Claims First in the Communications Contest at Solar Decathlon 2013
Solar Decathlon Open to the Public through Sunday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Irvine, Calif. – Announced today before an enthusiastic crowd at the Orange County Great Park, the Czech Republic, from the Czech Technical University, took first place in the highly competitive Architecture Contest, and Team Austria, made up of students from the Vienna University of Technology, won the Communications Contest of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. For the Architecture Contest, collegiate students from around the world are judged on the design and construction of attractive, high-performance houses that integrate renewable energy systems and energy-efficient technologies. The Communications Contest evaluates each team’s effectiveness in communicating the features of their house and their experiences during this project to jurors and the public through a variety of media including websites, audiovisual presentations, displays, and house tours. Continue reading