‘Industry Day’ Set for Solar Decathlon Next Month
In the Department of Energy's third annual Solar Decathlon, 20 university-led teams from the U.S. and around the world will compete next month to build solar-powered high-efficiency homes.
The homes are fully powered by the sun and their designs will be tested during their Oct. 12-20 stay on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
On Thursday, Oct. 18, the Department of Energy will feature a special “Building Industry Day” geared to providing home building professionals with insights into the innovative “green” technologies and cutting-edge, energy-efficient building practices that have been used in the Solar Decathlon homes.
In addition to the opportunity to tour the “solar village,” a series of free workshops will be offered throughout the day, highlighting building technologies and techniques.
Half-hour workshop sessions will be held hourly throughout the day from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Topics will include: using solar to differentiate homes in a slow housing market, an introduction to NAHB’s green building program, zero-energy homes, solar hot water system performance, solar for builders and what builders can do before they innovate with solar.
The Solar Decathlon supports the President’s Solar America Initiative, which seeks to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity by 2015.
For more information, go to the Solar Decathlon Web site.
National Green Building Conference Takes the Mystery out of Green
Register for the 2008 NAHB National Green Building Conference on May 11-13 in New Orleans.
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The National Green Building Conference is the only national conference targeted to green building for the mainstream residential building industry.
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