UMN Team Wins National Competition

CopelandBEC recently provided technical and financial support for a team of students from the University of Minnesota competing in the national Solar Decathlon Collegiate Competition in Golden, Colorado. We’re thrilled to report that the UMN team came away with first place in the attached housing division and the grand prize of the entire residential division! Read the full results here.

rendering of residential apartment floor plan

The UMN team’s project involved designing a deep energy retrofit that “…focused on turning a century-old building that hadn’t been occupied in over 20 years into net zero energy, affordable housing.” See their recent LinkedIn post for more.

Read our original post about the solar decathlon competition here. That post includes some additional renderings provided by the UMN team.

CopelandBEC has also consulted on a similar real-world residential historic restoration project in Holyoke, MA.

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