- Technical Area
- University of comfort
It's approaching the decisive phase of the international competition Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, the Olympics of sustainable architecture. After the third place on the podium reached two years ago with the MED in Italy, we're back in the race as partner of the radiant heating and cooling in the unique italian project of sustainable urban habitation, RhOME for denCity.
Live monitoring: http://www.solardecathlon2014.fr/en/monitoring
Solar Decathlon is an international competition organized by the U.S. Department of Energy in which universities from all over the world meet to design, build and operate a home energy self-sufficient, thanks to the use of solar energy, and equipped with all the technologies useful for maximizing efficiency. During the final phase of the competition, each team assembles and shows TO the audience their homes at the National Mall in Washington DC, undergoing ten trials, (from wich the name “Decathlon”).
In its European version, the finals will be held in Versailles from June 27, 2014. The competition, which takes place over a period of 15 days, is open to the public and to professionals. It physically hosts each of the 20 teams and their solar houses in the same exhibition space. Each house is rated through 10 contests (decathlon) by a jury comprising construction professionals, technicians and scientists. The house’s performances are assessed through measurement devices and then rated using predefined criteria. The team with the highest score wins the competition.
RhOME, a home for ROME represents a systematic plan of interventions replayable in many other contexts to materialize the idea of Smart City. The RhOME team involves professors and researchers from three departments of Università degli Studi Roma Tre: Architecture, Business Studies and Engineering, and a department of Politecnico di Milano. The prototype of Versailles represents the top floor of a complex hurban building. This choice derives from the intention to describe the architectural features and technological innovations that would not appear in a common floor or in the ground floor, where the focus is on the integration with the urban environment. The prototype inherits the distribution system from the aggregation: the access is located on its side as in the urban configuration there is a central distribution core, which serves the apartments on both sides. During the contest this distribution pattern is conjured up by the public tour which valorizes freedom of the plan.
We are proud to participate again at Solar Decathlon by providing the Rhome Team with our expertise in matters of Radiant Comfort, as the official supplier of the heating/cooling system and related components:
For further informations: www.rhomefordencity.it