The Energy Endeavour Foundation and the SDE19 Organisation in Szentendre, Hungary, are delighted to announce the teams that will go tête-à-tête in the upcoming Solar Decathlon Europe competition, set for July 2019.
Calling all Solar Decathlon enthusiasts: the long wait is over! In keeping with the SDE spirit, the joint EEF_SDE19 Selection Committee was delighted to receive applications from all over the European continent and beyond. A panel of expert jury members carefully evaluated all full applications and unanimously selected the teams; the jury procedure was detailed in scope, including steps that maintain the standards, calibre and rigour of the Solar Decathlon mandate. The SDE19 is excited to welcome the teams that will be the heart of the solar village during the upcoming Solar Decathlon Europe 2019 in Szentendre, Hungary.
The joint EEF_SDE19 Selection Committee is happy to introduce the following SDE19 teams:
• University of Brighton, United Kingdom
• Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Romania
• Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
• Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
• Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
• Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
• Ghent University, Belgium
• International Hellenic University, Greece
• Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille, France
• University of Maryland, U.S.A.
• Politecnico di Milano, Italy
• University of Miskolc, Hungary
• Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
• King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
• University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Netherlands
• Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Welcome back to those universities from previous SD editions, and hello to the new university additions to the Solar Decathlon family. Twelve countries from four continents are represented in this SDE19! A big thank-you goes to the joint EEF_SDE19 preparation team and the jury members of the Selection Committee for their diligence during the deliberation process.
Teams have been selected to design, build and operate full-scale grid-connected, solar-powered homes that address the question of renovation and existing building stocks. Innovation and resource-responsibility are key drivers for teams and their architectural concepts. They must provide ideas to increase energy-efficiency, propose novel solutions and generate knowledge for a more sustainable built environment.
The ten contests for the SDE19 competition are as follows:
• Engineering & Construction
• Energy Efficiency
• Communication & Social Awareness
• Neighbourhood Integration & Impact
• Innovation & Viability
• Circularity & Sustainability
• Comfort Conditions
• House Functioning
• Energy Balance
Stay tuned for more about these inspirational Solar Decathlon Europe projects. Congratulations to all teams!