Denver is hosting this year’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, a collegiate competition challenging student teams to design and build full-size, solarpowered houses. The winner is the team that best blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, and energy and water efficiency. Thousands of students from schools around the world participate, including students from the University of Denver.
The decathlon offers several events that are open to the public, free of charge. You can tour sustainable houses of the future, built by students and shipped to Denver from around the world. See innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart home systems, water conservation and more.
These free public tours and events will be Oct. 5-9 and Oct. 12-15, at the 61st and Peña Station (A line commuter rail).