Solar Decathlon http://wfae.org en UNC Charlotte Solar Decathlon & Energy Efficiency Innovation http://wfae.org/post/unc-charlotte-solar-decathlon-energy-efficiency-innovation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amid increasing pressures to address energy usage worldwide, there's been local effort to innovate the way we build homes to be more energy efficient. </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Charlotte students recently participated in the Solar Decathlon 2013. The team spent two years focusing on smart design, efficient equipment, technology and engineering to manufacture a home they called </span><a href="http://urbaneden.uncc.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">UrbanEden</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which was designed to be part of an urban infill plan. We'll talk to the students and faculty involved in the project and find out how competitions like this and others across the country can influence how we will design and construct homes in an energy efficient way in the future.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 37548 at http://wfae.org UNC Charlotte Solar Decathlon & Energy Efficiency Innovation UNC Charlotte Places 13th At Solar Decathlon http://wfae.org/post/unc-charlotte-places-13th-solar-decathlon <p>UNC Charlotte&#39;s solar house, <a href="http://urbaneden.uncc.edu/" target="_blank">UrbanEden</a>, placed <a href="http://www.solardecathlon.gov/scores.html" target="_blank">13 out of 19th</a>&nbsp;in the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif., that ended this past weekend, but the team went home with the People&#39;s Choice Award.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Team Austria won first place in the competition, the University of Nevada Las Vegas won second and the Czech Republic won third.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:30:55 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 37243 at http://wfae.org UNC Charlotte Places 13th At Solar Decathlon UNC Charlotte Team Ready For Solar Decathlon Judging http://wfae.org/post/unc-charlotte-team-ready-solar-decathlon-judging <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Charlotte Solar Decathlon Team is <a href="http://www.solardecathlon.gov/teams.html" target="_blank">one of 19 teams</a> chosen from all over the world to compete in a U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 03:30:00 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 36585 at http://wfae.org UNC Charlotte Team Ready For Solar Decathlon Judging UNC Charlotte Students Complete Solar House http://wfae.org/post/unc-charlotte-students-complete-solar-house <p>UNC Charlotte students completed its house, UrbanEden, on Friday, August 23 for the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 competition from October 3 to 13.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://youtu.be/2AootFpFWrQ">http://youtu.be/2AootFpFWrQ</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They are one of 20 academic teams participating this year. They will spend one week testing the house and all of its features before dismantling it and getting ready to ship it to Irvine, California for the competition. Once there, they will have to reconstruct the house.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:18:47 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 34016 at http://wfae.org UNC Charlotte Students Complete Solar House