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Team Alberta in the Top 10

We would like to extend a huge congratulations to Team Alberta for placing 9th at the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon¬†2013. In what was the tightest competition in the Solar Decathlon’s history, Team Alberta earned an impressive 913 points out of a total of 1000 possible points. The very close competition was a reflection of all of the quality homes displayed in California.

Innotech Windows featured in the Solar Decathlon

Team Alberta designed and built a modular, net-zero home named Borealis for this year’s Solar Decathlon. The affordable, comfortable and energy efficient home was built in response to the immediate need for housing for the resource industry working in remote areas of Western Canada.

The winner of the Solar Decathlon is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellent with optimal production and maximum efficiency. The winner of this year’s tight competition was Team Austria from the Vienna University of Technology. Congrats to Team Austria!

During the ten day competition, Director of Business Development at Innotech George Nickel and Director of Sales from Fentro Technologies Henry Nickel went to California to support Team Alberta and take part in some of the Solar Decathlon’s festivities. Here are some of our favourite photos:

An aerial photo from Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California where the 19 competing teams re-constructed their homes for the competition:

Competitors in the Solar Decathlon

The entrance to the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013:

Solar Decathlon Entrance

Below: Team Alberta’s Project Manager Alexandre inviting us into Borealis. Below (second): Neal from Team Alberta with George from Innotech.

Neal at the solar decathlon
George at the Solar Decathlon

The back of Team Alberta’s t-shirts showing all of the sponsors of Borealis:

solar decathlon sponsors

The front and back of Borealis by Team Alberta:

Innotech Windows featured in the Solar Decathlon

Innotech Windows featured in the Solar Decathlon

A view of our high-performance Tilt and Turn Doors with our contemporary pleated shades. We also love the kitchen table made with reclaimed wood beams!

Innotech Windows featured in the Solar Decathlon

Congratulations once again to Team Alberta for all of their hard work and genuine passion for high-performance, energy-efficient design and building. It was a pleasure working with you and cheering you every step of the way! See you in 2015!

  • For more information on the Innotech products in Borealis, click here