In competition for the best energy-plus building. German teams score at Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 with architecture, engineering and marketing opportunities.
For the competition, 18 interdisciplinary student teams from all over the world developed and built houses that generate at least as much energy - using solar systems - as they consume. They were supported by their universities, researchers and companies. From Germany, students took part from Hochschule Konstanz University of Applied Sciences (HTWG) and RWTH Aachen University, supported with government energy research funds. Whereas the design from Constance has perfected a modular construction system, with the Aachen team the focus is on recycling. After ten disciplines, the two homes achieved 4th and 5th places.
|Timespan||Chronological period, Second millenium AD, Second millenium AD, years 1001-2000, Early 21st century, Time, 21-st, 21st, 21st century|
|Subject Terms||Detailed information on energy research, Buildings & City: Residential buildings, Buildings & City: Non-residential buildings, Buildings & City: Technology & Components, Renewable energy sources: Photovoltaics, Renewable energy sources: Solar heat|
|Provider||Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek|