Experiences and methodology in a multidisciplinary energy and architecture competition: Solar Decathlon Europe 2012

Navarro Oiza, Iñaki and Gutierrez Martín, Álvaro and Montero, Claudio and Rodríguez Ubiñas, Edwin and Matallanas de Avila, Eduardo and Castillo Cagigal, Manuel and Porteros, María and Solorzano del Moral, Jorge and Caamaño Martín, Estefanía and Egido, Miguel Angel and Páez Borrallo, José Manuel and Vega Sánchez, Sergio (2014). Experiences and methodology in a multidisciplinary energy and architecture competition: Solar Decathlon Europe 2012. "Energy and Buildings", v. 83 (n. null); pp. 1-7. ISSN 0378-7788. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.03.073.

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Title: Experiences and methodology in a multidisciplinary energy and architecture competition: Solar Decathlon Europe 2012
Author/s:
  • Navarro Oiza, Iñaki
  • Gutierrez Martín, Álvaro
  • Montero, Claudio
  • Rodríguez Ubiñas, Edwin
  • Matallanas de Avila, Eduardo
  • Castillo Cagigal, Manuel
  • Porteros, María
  • Solorzano del Moral, Jorge
  • Caamaño Martín, Estefanía
  • Egido, Miguel Angel
  • Páez Borrallo, José Manuel
  • Vega Sánchez, Sergio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy and Buildings
Date: November 2014
ISSN: 0378-7788
Volume: 83
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Solar Decathlon Europe; Multidisciplinary education; Project-based competition; Experiential learning; Project management; Energy efficiency
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnologías Especiales Aplicadas a la Telecomunicación [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition among universities which promotes interdisciplinary learning in engineering and architecture. Students from different disciplines participate in teams guided by several professors during a 29 month preparation period plus five weeks of on-site contest. The educational project involves designing, building and testing a solar energy house connected to the electrical grid with the strategy of maximizing self-consumption, supported by bioclimatic technologies and maintaining a low environmental footprint. It culminates in a on-site contest in which teams must assembly the house themselves, test it with ordinary real life tasks and finally disassembly it. The event has also a divulgative aim, trying to make students and visitors get interested in discovering the problems presented by real engineering and architecture applications. In addition, SDE covers R&D aspects in different fields such as energy efficiency, solar energy and bioclimatic architecture. This article presents the methodology followed during the SDE 2012 edition, in which more than 850 students participated. The obtained results show that the educational competition was a success according to the technical and professional ambitions of the students, most of them considering that their knowledge had increased in areas related to technical and multidisciplinary aspects.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainFPU-2010UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainPU-2011UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainIPT-2011-1468-920000UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainIPT-2012-1072-120000UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 32275
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/32275/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:32275
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.03.073
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778814003429
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 Oct 2014 19:09
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 10:13
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