DISCOVER SOLAR DECATHLON EUROPE 2012`S NEW LOCATION

  • The general director of Architecture and Housing Policy of the Ministry of Public Works, general coordinator of Urban Management, Housing and Works of City Coucil Madrid, and project Manager of SDE  will open the first Workshop of the participating teams in SDE 2012.

  • “Solar Decathlon Europe 2010, towards Energy Efficiente Building” which describes the results and innovations of the participating houses in SDE2010, will be presented in this event.

  • More than 160 college students from 15 different countries will attend the meetings.

Date: October 5, 2011
Time: 09:00 Inauguration

11:00 Visit the new “Villa Solar”

Place: Palacio de Cibeles (Plaza de Cibeles 1, Madrid)

Madrid, October 3th (Ministry of Public Works, Government of Spain).

Solar Decathlon Europe, organized by the Ministry of Public Works with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid collaboration, will show SDE 2012 participants the new location of the next year competition.

The visit will take place after the Workshop opening ceremony which will be held the “CentroCentro Palacio de Cibeles”. Cristina Thomas, the general director of Architecture and Housing Policy of the Ministry of Public Works; Juan José de Gracia, general coordinator of Urban Management, Housing and Works of City Coucil Madrid, and Sergio Vega, Project Manager of the Solar Decathlon Europe will participate in this event.

Along the ceremony it will be presented the book “Solar Decathlon Europe 2010, Towards Energy Efficient Buildingswhich describes the results and innovations of the participating houses in Solar Decathlon Europe 2010. This book mainly aim to professionals of the construction sector and architectural and engineering students. It has been developed by the 10Action European project.

The Workshop, will take place on the 5th and 6th of October. It will be the first meeting with all the competition teams, and works as an exchange of ideas between universities and SDE organization about both how the competition is being developed and the ten contests that must be overcome next year in Madrid.

SDE 2012 has become the most international edition so far, more than 160 students from 15 countries are participating: Germany, Brazil, China, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom and Romania.

Solar Decathlon Europe is organized by the Secretary of State for Housing and Urban Development at the Spanish Ministry of Public Works with the collaboration of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the support of the US Department of Energy. In addition, SDE has the collaboration of the Madrid City Council and Spanish Energy Saving Agency IDAE, and the sponsorship of Saint-Gobain (main sponsor), Schneider Electric (sponsor strategy), Rockwool, Kömmerling and FCC.

Solar Decathlon Europe has been endorsed by the European Commission’s Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign as an Official Partner.

The UE “Sustainable Energy Europe Award 2011” has been given to Solar Decathlon Europe in the category of “Communication“.

Accreditations: claudiaestrella@qmscomunicacion.com (Information on press access the main gate of CentroCentro, Plaza de Cibeles)

 

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