Update 24.04.2022 !!
On the weekend of April 22 to 24, 2022 an interdisciplinary Building Sustainability team from seven countries, spanning three continents, represented the Technische Universität Berlin with their project “A der Elbe” at the 2022 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon at the National Renewable Energy Laboratories in Golden, Colorado.

This 20th anniversary of the Solar Decathlon was especially exciting as the first in-person event since the pandemic in which more than 25,000 students have participated. As finalists in the Multifamily Building Design Challenge, they faced tough competition in getting here and faced off against 9 other collegiate institutions. While not receiving the coveted prize, they still received high praise from juror members and gained invaluable skills and experience during the seven months of preparing this intense project. The students demonstrated courage, character, and commitment and should be proud of their achievements, congratulations. Special thanks go out to the Freunde der TU, the Energy Masters, and the organizers of the Solar Decathlon for making this special event happen.

Update 24.03.2022 !!
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® is a collegiate competition that has inspired thousands of students worldwide to enter the clean energy workforce since its inception in 2002. Today, the 10 contests that are the foundation of Solar Decathlon challenge students to design and build high-performance, low-carbon buildings that mitigate climate change and improve our quality of life through greater affordability, resilience, and energy efficiency. The winners are those teams that best blend architectural and engineering excellence with innovation. https://www.solardecathlon.gov

The team „GreenBau“ from the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), pursuing their MBA in Building Sustainability since October 2020. The project ‘An Der Elbe’ in HafenCity, Germany is a multi-family, residential building and it aims to incorporate senior citizens with the younger population in an integrated urban and natural environment. Simultaneously, their goal was also to design a high-performance and net-zero energy building that has been equipped with sustainable passive & mechanical applications to tackle climate change.

Team members:

  • Fakhriddin Kholmurodov
  • Karina Loekmanwidjaja
  • Ahmed el Amine Nakib
  • Fatma Dora Indriani
  • Shreeraj Shivarkar
  • Yeu-Torng Chien
  • Moein Afzali
  • Neil Patkar