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Encore Presentation: Solar Decathlon Winning Student Team from ESF and Syracuse University

May 3, 2019 at 1:30pm3:00pm EDT

Syracuse Center of Excellence, 203

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Join us for an encore presentation by the first place winning team in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2019 Solar Decathlon’s Mixed Use Multi-Family Housing Division. Students from SUNY ESF and Syracuse University collaborated this past year in the design of a Net Zero Energy Building, with guidance from several SyracuseCoE industry partners and community stakeholders.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. The winners of the competition are selected at a pitch event held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, and reflect proposals that blend design architectural and engineering excellence with innovation, market potential, building efficiency, and smart energy production.

Beyond designing an innovative net zero energy building, the team also focused on addressing important social, economic, and environmental issues in the City of Syracuse. This presentation summarizes the challenges and follows the project from schematic design into design development and construction documents. Finally, students will discuss opportunities for next steps in the project.

Light refreshments to follow.

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This event was published on April 25, 2019.

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Parking is located on site and can be accessed via the Forman Avenue entrance, east of the building. Visit for more info. Syracuse University Parking Services patrols the SyracuseCoE Parking lot and will issue tickets for those parking without a Syracuse University parking permit. Hourly or daily metered passes may be purchased from one of the two parking kiosks in the lot – one near the pavilion on East Washington St and the other near the eastern edge of the lot. Cost for a pass is $2.25/hour, up to a maximum of $7.75 valid through midnight of that same day.