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Vienna University of Technology Wins U.S. Building Competition “Solar Decathlon 2013”!

October 15, 2013

Austrian victory in most challenging university competition in the field of sustainable building worldwide

Team Austria from the Vienna University of Technology has won the U.S. Department of Energy Building Competition “Solar Decathlon 2013”

The first-time U.S. competitor consistently wowed juries with its LISI house, after winning first place in the Communications Contest, tying for second place in Market Appeal, and tying for third place in Engineering. In measured contests, Team Austria received first place in both the Hot Water and Energy Balance contests.

University of Las Vegas Nevada took second place in the overall competition, and Czech Technical University received third place.

The winner of the Solar Decathlon is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.