COMPETITION ‘MORE WITH LESS’ [emissions]

  • The UPM, within the framework of the energy efficiency projects SDE and 10Action, has announced the competition ‘MORE with LESS (emissions).’

  • The aim of this European Project is to raise awareness about the need to use renewable energies and make a responsible use of energy, and to promote energy efficiency and sustainability by disseminating the knowledge gained during the Solar Decathlon Europe competition.

Madrid, 15 June 2011.- The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM, leader of the European project 10Action, has just announced the competition ‘MORE with LESS (emissions)’, aimed at all the European university students of Architecture, Engineering, Design and related studies.

 

This competition challenges students to suggest new concepts, ideas and designs, by using sustainability as driving force and seeking energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies. It has been divided into four different categories in order to comprise all the fields: Architecture/Building typologies, Urban and Territorial Intervention, Technologies and Systems, and Reflections on and Proposal for a Sustainable village / city.

 

The participants must submit their proposals before 1 February 2012 after registering at www.10action.com or www.concursoschneider.sdeurope.org.

 

 

This competition is part of the activities of the project 10Action, financed by the programme Intelligent Energy Europe and intended to bring about a change in the attitudes of European’s citizens in the fields of consumption, use and production of energy.

 

‘MORE with LESS (emissions)’ is organized by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Austrian Energy Agency (Austria) and is sponsored by Schneider Electric.

 

10Action

The aim of the European project 10Action is to raise awareness about the need to use renewable energies and make a responsible use of energy, and to promote energy efficiency and sustainability by disseminating the knowledge gained during the Solar Decathlon Europe competition.  For this reason, some activities for children, teenagers, students, professionals of the building sector and general public are being developed all around Europe

 

10Action is led by the UPM and financed by the programme Intelligent Energy Europe. Its partners are the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), the Austrian Energy Agency (Austria), the Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía (Spain), Equipo de Marketing (Spain), the Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (Greece) and the Agência para a Energia (Portugal).

 

SOLAR DECATHLON EUROPE

Solar Decathlon Europe (SDE) is the most prestigious competition on sustainable and solar houses in which universities from all over the world participate. At the moment, the 2012 edition, the most international edition held so far, is being organized. 20 teams from 15 countries are taking part in it: Germany, Brazil, China, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Romania.

 

SDE is organized by the Secretary of State for Housing and Urban Development of the Spanish Ministry of Public Works with the collaboration of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and the support of the U.S. Department of Energy. It is also supported by Madrid City Council and the IDAE, and its sponsors are: Saint-Gobain, main sponsor, Schneider Electric, strategic sponsor, Rockwool, Kömmerling and FCC.

 

SDE is an official partner in the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign and has been recently awarded at the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards.

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