AE students win top prize at 21st Solar Decathlon Build Challenge

Monday, May 8, 2023

A design team led by students from the Architectural Engineering program finished first in the engineering category at the 21st Solar Decathlon Build Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The contest challenged participants to showcase a blend of architectural and engineering innovation through the design and construction of high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered by renewable energy.

The project, Warrior Homeis a retrofit of a 1,440 ft2, 100-year-old home in partnership with the Kitchener-Waterloo Urban Native Wigwam Project (KWUNWP) to expand their affordable housing options.

Full details of the winning project are available on the Solar Decathalon website.

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