University of Waterloo’s Warrior Home Team competed at the 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Build Challenge during the week of April 15 -18, 2021, and had an outstanding performance with a total of six awards:
- 1st in Financial Feasibility & Affordability
- 2nd for the 2020 Build Challenge
- 2nd for Comfort and Environmental Quality
- 2nd in Resilience
- 3rd in Market Potential
- 3rd in Innovation
In the last few years, the Warrior Home team has designed and built a net-zero energy home on the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation’s Neyaashiinigmiing Reserve in South Western Ontario. Warrior Home was the only Canadian University team competing in the Solar Decathlon 2020 Build Challenge. Congratulations to Warrior Home!
Warrior Home students involved in competition weekend (shown left to right, top to bottom): Gabrielle Tuck, Jeffrey Ren, Sharon Emmanuel, Galen Fernandes, Nancy Zhou, Nicole Politis, Rebecca Wong, Matea Ceric, Dana Usaty, Darren Sheh, Anastasia Jaffray, Ankit Shah, Michael Wong, Sara Turner, Pierre Roy, Kashifah Ahmed. Not pictured: Jessica Dulku, Ryan Charlinski, Dilroz Ranan, Asjad Khan, Kyle MacDonald.
The project was conducted in collaboration with the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce, and financially supported by Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. The following video features the design and build, as well as process. The award ceremony can be seen here. More information regarding the activities of the Warrior Home team can be found on their website.