University of Calgary Solar Decathlon Team

Category: Education: School or Classroom

Project: U of C TRTL Solar home

The Recipient

The University of Calgary TRTL (Technological Residence, Traditional Living) home is a fully sustainable house that was designed as a partnership between UofC students and the Treaty 7 Aboriginal community to enter in the 2011 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Incorporating technology and tradition, the 8.7Kw solar-powered home was built with longevity and cultural sensitivities in mind and exemplifying experiential, multidisciplinary learning inside and outside a classroom.