MDCRES Monthly: Learning by Doing - Solar Decathlon Homebuilding Competition

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The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build leading-edge net-zero houses on a central site, ultimately presenting them to tens of thousands of visitors in Denver from October 5-15, 2017. Students collaborate with industry leaders to develop unique solutions for the residential market, integrating new technologies and innovative controls in a controlled environment.

Joe Simon, a former student team leader and current competition manager for the Department of Energy, will describe past innovations, sneak previews of the Solar Decathlon team houses, and examples that this hands-on, design-build, real-life project leads to more successful and collaborative young professionals who will help transform our energy future. You can learn more in advance of the talk at

The meeting format will be as follows:

6:30-7:00pm - Social time and networking

7:00-7:10pm - Announcements

7:10-8:00pm - Presentation and Q&A

8:00-8:30pm - Wrap up and networking

This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 introductory membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members

Parking information: In addition to your standard downtown Denver options, parking is offered at the Alliance Center. Parking is $3 per hour and $12 for a full day. To use the lot, please download the Pay By Phone app or create an account at Our location number is 3563.