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Sustainable Habitats: Solar Decathlon Competition (2010)
Students participated in a team made up of students in architecture, engineering and the sciences. The team placed 4th in the world wide competition with their “Armadillo Box”. This competition has four main objectives: To educate the public on renewable energy. To encourage the use of solar technologies and to distribute them more quickly to the market. To raise awareness among the students participating in the competition of the various benefits and possibilities of using renewable energies. To demonstrate that solar houses can be built without sacrificing energy efficiency or comfort, and that they can be both attractive and affordable.