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Solar Decathlon Europe building becomes a university laboratory

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One of the pilot buildings of the Solar Decathlon 2014 will now be rebuilt on the university campus Berlin Charlottenburg. The so-called “Rooftop” building, originally designed as a net energy plus residential building, will now be modified to be used as a seminar room and laboratory. Due to additional measurement technology, the students can learn about energy monitoring with a real building as example.


During the Solar Decathlon Europe competition international student teams develop and build innovative prototypes of small net energy plus residential buildings. The buildings are exhibited over a month and compete with each other in several disciplines.