Solar Decathlon Europe: Topping-out Ceremony At The Berlin Solar House

Students celebrate first major milestone Berlin, the Berlin team of 01.03.2010 on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 has celebrated a significant milestone within its total two-year project EQUIA living: the topping-out ceremony. Students inaugurated the shell of solar house with Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 take part as first team in Berlin at the international academic competition. More than 100 guests accepted the invitation of students and came on Wednesday of last week to the traditional inauguration of the Berlin solar house on the campus of the Hochschule fur Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin Oberschoneweide. Sponsors and partners of the project, professors and students of the participating universities of Berlin (HTW, Beuth Hochschule and UdK) and interested citizens could convince themselves of the construction progress of the solar house. In a solemn ceremony, expressed his appreciation for the work carried out by the students so far, Prof. Hans-Herwig Atzorn, Vice President of the HTW Berlin and its secured them for the final phase of the project Support to. Also Thomas Hoffmann, technical director of the prefabricated house manufacturer of Haacke House, congratulated the team EQUIA living to his work and praised the good cooperation. Haacke Haus has enabled the production of House modules designed by the students themselves in the factory near Potsdam and supported the young builders for installation on the campus in Oberschoneweide.

The judgment of the student architect duo was the crowning of the solemnity Linda Wortmann and Christoph Hey, the in behalf of the entire team proudly and thanked accompanied by visible emotion when the craftsmen and the House gave its blessing. The construction of the prototype and the testing phases of all installed technologies will be fully completed until April 30, 2010. In May the Berlin solar house is in its individual parts again disassembled, carefully packed, loaded onto trucks and transported to Madrid for the final competition. From June 18 to 27 there is the closing event of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 held in all homes of the 20 participating teams various tests subjected to and assessed by a jury in different categories. Will emerge as the winner of the international competition, who has built the most energy-efficient solar house with innovative technology, appealing architecture and compelling market viability and pursued the theme of sustainability and the environment-conscious commitment while most convincing with materials and technology. Further information about the team Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 and the progress of construction of the Berlin solar House are living EQUIA, the competition on the Web page available.