Professional Practice

Volunteers Needed for The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Date: 10/5/2017 - 10/15/2017

Type: Other

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): Colorado

Description: The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, energy-efficient, solar-powered houses. The winner most successfully blends design excellence, smart energy strategies, innovation, and market potential.

Free to visitors, October 5 – 9 and 12 – 15, 2017, at the 61st and Peña station on the University of Colorado A line commuter rail near Denver International Airport, the event features student teams providing free public tours of their solar powered, energy-, and water-efficient houses featuring cutting-edge technologies; a sustainability Expo; and professional, consumer, and middle-school education events.

Solar Decathlon is much more than a collegiate competition. It’s an intensive learning opportunity for consumers and homeowners as they experience the latest technologies and materials in energy-efficient design, clean energy technologies, smart home solutions, water conservation measures, electric vehicles, and sustainable buildings. The Solar Decathlon encourages competitors and visitors to think about new ways of combining commercial and residential uses and mass transit to create attractive spaces that enable residents to live, work, and play in one place.

Volunteers work alongside Solar Decathlon organizers serving as greeters, docents, visitor liaisons, education day mentors, and more.


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