Santa Clara University

SCU School of Engineering Solar Decathlon 2009
Here we go again! The U.S. Department of Energy announced in January 2008 that Santa Clara University will be one of the twenty collegiate teams competing in the 2009 Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Once again a team of highly qualified, multi-disciplinary students will be guided by a faculty team with expertise in thermal design of buildings, solar thermal systems, photovoltaic systems, sustainable structural engineering, marketing, and project management.

Particularly exciting for the School of Engineering is a new collaboration with California College of the Arts’ architecture program. Students and faculty members from CCA have joined the team as experts in architectural design of low-energy buildings and trends in sustainable architecture.

The School of Engineering is actively fund raising to support this project and its entire sustainability program, and invites alumni and friends to join with us in support of these endeavors. Contact Leman Ethem for information on how you can participate in the success of these endeavors.

Students are hard at work getting Refract House re-assembled and ready for the Opening Ceremonies on October 8, 2009. View a slide show of day 1 construction on the Mall.

View a slide show of Day 1 construction.
View a timelapse video of construction.
View a video interview with project leader Allison Kopf.

Watch the team's video invitation to Gov. Schwarzenegger:
Click here to watch the video

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Videos & Slideshows - 2009 Solar Decathlon
Unloading tools and equipment needed for assembly
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