The Solar Decathlon is the international contest that focuses on justifiable solar houses to stimulate the use of Solar Energy. Teams come from universities of all over the world to design, build and operate a grid-connected, energetically independent house. Team BGreen is a multidisciplinary team belongs to National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. It consists of 20 students and five faculty members belonging to various educational backgrounds of business, engineering, architecture, and management.
NUST Students Team is building a Solar Powered House
The Middle-Eastern variant of the contest, Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME), is organised in a collaboration amongst Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the Department of Energy of the United States of America. And it will be held in 2018 in Dubai. “For the first time, a team from Pakistan has also been picking up to take part in this particular competition.”
Project Manager, Muhammad Saad is controlling it, who is the final year student of Civil Engineering; the team is bringing about and operated wholly by students. Furthermore, the project was first occupied up by the undergraduate students from Civil Engineering and Architecture. They set a proposal for the contest in the guidance of Dr M. Jamaluddin Thaheem who is a PhD holder in Construction Risk Management; from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He presently serves as the Head of Department and Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering and Management in NUST.
“The team shares a mutual interest in encouraging sustainable construction works. And lifestyle on a juncture in global history when the human impact on the planet is the source of wide-scale environment change which except to properly dealt with could be of severe consequences,” said Hammad Rashid, Communications Coordinator of BGreen. “The project will not only encourage sustainable construction performs but also exhibit Pakistan’s academic progress and prowess.”
Aim is to design and develop Solar Based Energy House
Their aim is to design and develop an energy-efficient house totally based on solar energy in the desert area of UAE. Together with ensuring environmental concerns. Also, they want to confirm the standards of modern urban living. The competition needs that the house should be able to keep up a certain temperature range, to run appliances, to provide lighting, and much more. To the extent that energy production has to do with, the electricity should be generated using photovoltaic (solar electric) systems. Despite, the space heating plus cooling and water heating should do with solar thermal systems. “If the production of the material removed, the house will have zero environmental influence because of reliance on renewable energy.”