Solar Decathlon Latin American and Caribbean

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About the project
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  • Financing:

    SDLAC2019, PROEX-UFSC (Probolsas), Universidad Javeriana de Cali, Colômbia (PUJC), patrocinadores diversos

  • Team:

    Ivan Osuma - Universidad Javeriana de Cali
    José Ripper Kós
    Maria Andrea Triana . DUX
    Ana Lígia Papst de Abreu . IFSC
    Saulo Guths . EMC/UFSC
    Martin Gabriel Ordenes Mizgier. ARQ/UFSC
    Ricardo Rüther . ECV/UFSC
    Roberto Lamberts . ECV/UFSC
    Gabriela Peglow Harthmann
    Lorrany Mendes
    Lucas Fernandes de Oliveira
    Luís Henrique Pavan
    Rodrigo Cruz Moraes
    Rafael Feuerharmel
    Marina Amorim
    Tiago Quevedo
    Maísa Deghaidi Jordão

  • Publications:

    JORDAO, M. D. ; KOS, JOSE R. . Transdisciplinary education through a solar house. In: PBL FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES CONFERENCE, 2018, Bogotá. PBL FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES CONFERENCE ACADEMIC CONFERENCE. Torino: Politecnico di Torino, 2018. p. 47-48.

Solar Decathlon is an academic competition created by the North American Department of Energy in 2002, to encourage investments in solar energy research for domestic homes. Between 15 and 20 teams from universities around the world, in each edition, are selected to design, build and operate the most efficient, sustainable and innovative houses whose only source of energy is the sun. Nearly 20 editions of this event have already been held and the Latin American and Caribbean version is characterized by the more social character and cost limitation of the prototypes taken to the competition. Team Minga brings together the Pontifical Universidad Javeriana de Cali, Colombia (PUJC), UFSC and IFSC and had its candidacy selected for the 2nd edition of the Latin American event, SDLAC2019. This project has its origin in the participation of the 1st team in Latin America at Solar Decathlon in Madrid, 2012 which was coordinated by UFSC and USP. SDLAC2019 will be aimed at low-income communities in regions at risk of flooding. The main objectives of the competition are to integrate and produce knowledge related to the sustainable construction of industrialized houses, of high energy efficiency, with comfort and quality; disseminate and raise awareness among the general public about relevant environmental aspects such as the responsible use of energy and renewable energy; and to encourage the training of professionals and researchers to work from the design of these houses in a collaborative environment with the contribution of several areas related to the construction of houses for a more resilient society. Minga Team obtained the first overall position in the Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean 2019. It also won awards in 9 out of 10 categories, first place in sustainability, functioning of the house, energy efficiency and energy balance; second place in urban design, engineering and construction and communication; and third place in the architecture and comfort awards.