DEZHOU, China, August 30, 2018 / PRNewswire / – What does your dream house look like? Ecologically safe sources of energy, high technologies and other elements of science fiction … It was these futuristic houses that were recently presented at the Solar Decathlon China 2018 (SDC2018) contest, which was held from 3 to 17 August in Dezhou City, Shandong Province.

Solar Decathlon (SD) is an international competition in which teams of university students design and create full-sized houses that operate on solar energy. The purpose of the contest is to integrate solar energy, energy saving and architectural design technologies into creating comfortable, comfortable, environmentally friendly and fully functional “solar” houses with the help of innovations from the world’s leading design and design teams.

The SDC2018 competition, under the conceptual title Green Growth, Green Life, was organized by the Municipal Government of Dezhou, with 19 teams consisting of students from 34 universities from 8 countries, two-storey “sunny” house with the area of ​​120-200 sq. m, suitable for further permanent residence, each house must be equipped with all necessary household appliances – TV, refrigerator, washing machine and computer – functioning exclusively on the basis of solar e ergii.

Student projects have provided valuable reference material for optimizing the strategy of revival of rural regions, as well as interesting solutions for pressing social problems – including the future of town planning and the effect of aging.

The team of SEU-TUBS (Southeast University and Braunschweig Technical University) included stems of plants in a solution for the production of building blocks (the composition of plant raw materials was 65%), characterized by higher strength and less weight compared to traditional building materials

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