2013 Solar Decathalon

Stanford rendering provided by 2013 Solar Decathlon Flikr Photostream

PJHM is excited to spread the word about the upcoming 2013 Solar Decathlon, taking place at the Great Park in Irvine, California October 3rd-13th. University teams worldwide are participating in this biennial competition of solar home design. Schools design, build and operate solar homes, and compete to be the most cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive designs. Affordability blended with design excellence – what a great combination!

Perhaps Ofelia from our PJHM Laguna Hills office, a former Solar Decathlon participant for Sci-Arc can give us a tour; no pressure Ofelia!

You’ll have the opportunity to tour the houses, gather ideas and learn about innovative energy saving sustainable strategies. Don’t miss this.

Open to the public and free from 11am-7pm, October 3rd-6th and 10th – 13th

Here’s a list of school participants:

Arizona State University & University of New Mexico

Czech Technical University

University of Louisville, Ball State University & University of Kentucky

Middlebury College

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Norwich University

Santa Clara University

Southern California Institute of Architecture & California Institute of Technology

Stanford University

Stevens Institute of Technology

University of Calgary

Vienna University of Technology

The Catholic Univ. of America, George Washington Univ. & American Univ.

Queens University, Carleton University & Algonquin College

The University of Texas at El Paso & El Paso Community College

Hampton University & Old Dominion University

University of Nevada Las Vegas

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of Southern California

West Virginia University

Photos of the Great Park in Irvine from a hot air balloon