- June 27, 2014
- by lwinkler
Another update on Maison Reciprocity, the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 entry of Team Réciprocité, a partnership between undergraduate and graduate students of Appalachian State University and Université d’Angers. The international competition, inspired by the U.S. Solar Decathlon, challenges collegiate teams from all over the world to design, build, and operate cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive solar-powered houses. The competition is currently taking place during the months of June and July in Versailles, France.
For this event Columbia Forest Products partnered with Appalachian State University (ASU) students to supply PureBond panels, which use soy-based technology that would reduce the environmental footprint of the construction. In additional, not only was soy-based, formaldehyde-free plywood recognized as an important feature of Maison Reciprocity but also durable floor matting as part of ASU’s solar-powered row house developed with their partner school, the Université d’Angers (U d’A). The Boone, North Carolina University is one of three U.S. schools chosen for this complementary competition to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
Check out the awesome video above chronicling the event!