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The proposed ancestral home of the University CEU Cardenal Herrera wins the Solar Decathlon Europe in viability

22/06/2010


The proposed ancestral home of the University CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valencia has won the Solar Decathlon Europe in the proof of industrialization and market viability of solar. In this he followed the bets Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, who finished second and third respectively, as reported by the organization.

The solar house SML House has been awarded for their viability in the housing market, your chances of industrialization and grouping of sets of higher density. The jury was composed among others by Senka Morioka, Luis Basagoiti and Garry Palmer.

According to Solar Decathlon, the winning bid to the concept of sustainability as a generator of proposal with the aim of finding an architectural language that addresses the constructive means at their disposal, for example, mass production, which allows a cheaper and energy costs.

The Solar Decathlon Europe initiative is organized by the Ministry of Housing in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the support of the U.S. Energy Department. Also, this category will present the award tomorrow Test of Communication and Social Awareness.

The competition involved a total of 17 university teams from seven countries and three continents, who have competed in building real houses, sustainable, self-sufficient, comfortable and fed exclusively by solar energy. Also, the competition rules require that solar homes of the participating universities have to pass 10 tests involving 1,000 points. On Sunday 27 June, will announce the final winner of Solar Decathlon Europe.

Thus, the ranking is led by the University CEU Cardenal Herrera reached, with 67.3 points. This is followed by the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, with 62 points, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, with 60.3 points, Ecole National Superieure d'Architecture de Grenoble, 53.7 points, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, 52, 7 points, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, with 51.3 points, University of Nottingham, with 51.3 points, University of Florida, 51 points; University of Catalonia, with 46.3 points; Fachochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, 46 points, and at Tongji University Shanghai with 46 points.

In tenth place is the project of the University of Valladolid, which has gained 45 points, which follow the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, with 41.3 points, the University of Seville, with 41.3 points, the Aalto University Finland, 41 points; the Tianjin University, 38.7 points, and finally, the Arts et Métiers Paris Tech, 35.7 points.

Cardenal Herrera CEU University belongs to the Foundation San Pablo CEU, which has 25 schools in Spain including three colleges and universities graduate in June. Solar Decathlon Europe is sponsored by Saint-Gobain's main sponsor, Schneider Electric, Rockwool and Kömmerling.

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