Self-sufficient solar houses: participation of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in the design ’’Solar Decathlon’’

  • Caamaño Martín E
  • Neila González J
  • Jiménez Leube F
  • et al.
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Abstract

The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) has been selected to participate in an international design and construction contest of a self-sufficient solar house. The goal is to build something that would be both, comfortable and capable of dealing with modern equipments, and beyond that, finding harmony between technology and environment. This adventure is called Solar Decathlon. Represents a unique educational and investigative experience for this university in which alumni and professors of multiple disciplines collaborate in one project, making a sustainable house born in the merging of bioclimatic architecture, the use of solar energy and domotics.

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Caamaño Martín, E., Neila González, J., Jiménez Leube, Fco. J., Egido Aguilera, M. Á., Uzquiano, M. J. J., Gómez Osuna, J. M., … García Santos, A. (2004). Self-sufficient solar houses: participation of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in the design ’’Solar Decathlon’’. Informes de La Construcción, 56(494). https://doi.org/10.3989/ic.2004.v56.i494.447

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