Past Meetup

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 http://www.solardecathlon.gov

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 paybyphone.com. Our location number is 3563.