Sep 16, 2011


Solar Decathlon, Washington, DC - Sunday, October 2nd

The USGBC student chapter is planing a trip to the Solar Decathlon on Sunday, October 2nd. We are still trying to determine the amount of people who are interested in attending the event. Please feel free to contact Julia Bushueva,, if you are interested in attending the event. Further details below:

About Solar Decathlon:

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002; the competition has since occurred biennially in 2005, 2007, and 2009. The next event will take place at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23–Oct. 2, 2011. Open to the public free of charge, visitors can tour the houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes, and learn how energy-saving features can help them save money

Schedule of Events for October 2nd

10 a.m.

Energy Efficiency 101: Creating a Healthier Home (U.S. Department of Energy)

11 a.m.

Creating an Energy-Efficient Home: What to Expect and Ask When Making Improvements (U.S. Department of Energy)

12 p.m.

Efficient Home Projects for All Budgets: How To Get Started (Lowe's)

1 p.m.

Renewable Energy and Smart Grid: Workforce Opportunities and Issues in the Electric Utility Industry (Pepco)

2 p.m.

Lessons From the Architects of Tomorrow: A Conversation With Students of the Solar Decathlon (Popular Mechanics)

3 p.m.

Energy Efficiency for the Home: Take Control (Pepco)

4 p.m.

Benefits of Electric Vehicles: A National Perspective (My Green Neighborhood)

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