- July 16, 2014
- by lwinkler
We’re so excited to announce that the results for the 2014 Solar Decathlon are in and the both the university’s that utilized formaldehyde-free panels provided by Columbia Forest Products placed very well in the competition! Appalachian State University completed the event with an outstanding 9th place finish and the Rhode Island School of Design in conjunction with Brown University made a fabulous showing with a placement in the 14th position of the event.
For this event Columbia Forest Products partnered with Appalachian State University (ASU), Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) students to supply PureBond panels, which use soy-based technology that would reduce the environmental footprint of the construction. The soy-based, formaldehyde-free aspect of the plywood was recognized as an important feature of both of the constructions in this competition which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy of Solar Decathlon. All the schools partnered with university’s abroad for the event, with ASU paired with the Université d’Angers (U d’A) and Brown and RISD coupled with the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in Germany.