Solar Decathlon India, a Net-Zero Building Challenge for students to combat Climate change in the buildings sector, has opened registrations for its 3rd edition.The challenge will introduce a new contest, “Embodied Carbon” to focus on understanding the carbon release that goes into producing construction materials.
The participating teams will compete for 9 months for the Division Prize in 6 competition divisions: Multi-Family Housing, Single-Family Housing, Educational Building, Office Building, Community Resilience Shelter and On-site Construction Worker Housing, and will be evaluated by a jury of industry experts, culminating in an event in Bangalore.
Solar Decathlon India participants will be evaluated across 10 contests: energy performance, water performance, resilience, health and wellbeing, embodied carbon, innovation, architectural design, scalability and affordability, engineering and operation, and marketing and branding. Undergraduate or postgraduate students from any Indian institution can participate and build a team of minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 students. Each team needs to be multidisciplinary, with at least one student from Architecture/Building Science and one in Engineering. Each team must have a faculty advisor, who mentors the team besides partnering with a developer or a client whose project they will work on.
More information – hsolardecathlonindia.in/2022-23-challenge.