The 2005 Solar Decathlon, sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy, brings 18 universities together in a competition to design and build an energy efficient 800-square foot home.
MILL VALLEY, California The 2005 Solar Decathlon, sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy, brings 18 universities together in a competition to design and build an energy efficient 800-square foot home. This event will take place on the National Mall in Washington D.C. October 7-16, 2005.
When Nana Wall Systems was approached by the student design team from Cornell University about participating in an energy efficient home for the Solar Decathlon, executives accepted the opportunity. "Nana Wall Systems supports energy efficient engineering and Green design in architecture," said Ebrahim Nana, president of Nana Wall Systems. "The NanaWall is weather tight and energy efficient, so it's perfect for this application." The Cornell team selected two applications of the NanaWall because of its superior insulation and its ability to contribute to the team's design concept of incorporating the outdoors with the indoors of this small space. When open, the glass panels of the NanaWall easily glide to one side, allowing a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors and expanding the living space. When closed, the NanaWall securely protects the home and is weather tight while allowing natural light transmission and premium energy efficiency.
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About the Cornell Team: The Cornell University Solar Decathlon team is an interdisciplinary group of 50 students whose backgrounds range from architecture to engineering, and business to landscape architecture. This team has spent the past two years researching, designing, and building its solar housing system. While the faculty is involved in an advisory role, the team is completely student-led and run.
Source: Business Wire, Nana Wall Systems