UPDATE: 2013 Solar Decathlon information here.
Solar Decathlon Europe - Madrid 2010


Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition among universities which promotes research in the development of efficient houses. The objective of the participating teams is to design and build houses that consume as few natural resources as possible and produce minimum waste products during their life cycle. Particular emphasis is put on reducing energy consumption and on obtaining all the necessary energy from the sun.


Best houses: 
U. of Virginia (Lumenhaus) http://www.lumenhaus.com/index2.html
T.U. Rosenheim Bavaria (ICAROS) energy positive!
  http://solar-decathlon.fh-rosenheim.de/
T.U. Stuttgart (HOME+) http://www.sdeurope.de/?lng=en
(check out the rating system!)  http://monitorizacion2010.sdeurope.org/sdeurope/
To download detailed information about Solar Decathlon Madrid 2010 and each of the houses - click here. Warning…the file is huge: 53 MB!

UPDATE: 2013 Solar Decathlon information here.

Solar Decathlon Europe - Madrid 2010

Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition among universities which promotes research in the development of efficient houses. The objective of the participating teams is to design and build houses that consume as few natural resources as possible and produce minimum waste products during their life cycle. Particular emphasis is put on reducing energy consumption and on obtaining all the necessary energy from the sun.

Best houses: 

To download detailed information about Solar Decathlon Madrid 2010 and each of the houses - click here. Warning…the file is huge: 53 MB!

UPDATE: 2013 Solar Decathlon information here.
Solar Decathlon Europe - Madrid 2010


Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition among universities which promotes research in the development of efficient houses. The objective of the participating teams is to design and build houses that consume as few natural resources as possible and produce minimum waste products during their life cycle. Particular emphasis is put on reducing energy consumption and on obtaining all the necessary energy from the sun.


Best houses: 
U. of Virginia (Lumenhaus) http://www.lumenhaus.com/index2.html
T.U. Rosenheim Bavaria (ICAROS) energy positive!
  http://solar-decathlon.fh-rosenheim.de/
T.U. Stuttgart (HOME+) http://www.sdeurope.de/?lng=en
(check out the rating system!)  http://monitorizacion2010.sdeurope.org/sdeurope/
To download detailed information about Solar Decathlon Madrid 2010 and each of the houses - click here. Warning…the file is huge: 53 MB!

UPDATE: 2013 Solar Decathlon information here.

Solar Decathlon Europe - Madrid 2010

Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition among universities which promotes research in the development of efficient houses. The objective of the participating teams is to design and build houses that consume as few natural resources as possible and produce minimum waste products during their life cycle. Particular emphasis is put on reducing energy consumption and on obtaining all the necessary energy from the sun.

Best houses: 

To download detailed information about Solar Decathlon Madrid 2010 and each of the houses - click here. Warning…the file is huge: 53 MB!

About:

This is a site for Meta Brunzema's growing collection of useful and inspiring green economy resources and projects.

ABOUT META BRUNZEMA:

Meta Brunzema is the principal of Meta Brunzema Architect P.C. (MBAPC). Established in 1998, MBAPC is a design practice that produces innovative architecture and urban design. Clients include the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the Rockefeller University, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, the Durst Organization and numerous private clients. The firm’s work has been published in Metropolis, Architecture Magazine and the New York Times.

MBAPC’s projects are often investigations, instigations, experiments - collaborative efforts to shape a more sustainable and equitable society. Brunzema writes about this approach in a book chapter for "Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture" (Ashgate Publishing).

Since 2000, Brunzema has been on the faculty at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where she teaches graduate-level design studio, integrated building systems and history/ theory.

Brunzema holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design Science from Dalhousie University in Canada. She is a fellow of the Institute for Urban Design and a LEED accredited professional.

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