CCNY STUDENTS PLACE 1ST IN SOLAR DECATHLON “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD” POLL
Poll posted to Buildipedia.com
Team New York, comprised of students from The City College of New York’s (CCNY) Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture and Grove School of Engineering, some former students of TPG Project Manager Ivan Rosa, win early poll for their Solar Roofpod. Final judging to take place next week.
The team asserts that 14% of the city’s electricity needs could be met with the use of rooftop photovoltaic panels. Their model achieves net zero status. Its myriad sustainable features will help mitigate heat island effect, supporting Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC2030 Initiative.
From Team New Yorks’ website: “The Solar Roofpop is designed for the most underutilized real estate in the city: the flat rooftops of existing mid-rise (4 to 10-story) residential or commercial buildings. These roofscapes offer tremendous potential as living space because of their direct access to solar energy, ventilating breezes, and nourishing rain. Team New York’s Solar Roofpod is designed to enable eco-conscious urban dwellers to live lightly, as stewards of a more resilient urban environment, cost-effectively producing solar power and heat, cultivating roof gardens, and retaining and recycling stormwater.”