New York—Duravit recently partnered with the Spitzer School of Architecture and the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York to take on the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual Energy Solar Decathlon.
The Solar Decathlon, which ran from September 23–October 2, is a collegiate challenge to design, build and operate solar powered houses that are energy and cost efficient. This fall, CCNY’s students formed “Team New York” and came up with the “Solar Roofpod.” Designed for the flat rooftops of existing mid-rise residential or commercial buildings, the “Solar Roofpod” was built as a structure that produces solar power and heat and retains and recycles storm water.
The interior was outfitted with water efficient technology. Duravit donated an entire bathroom set, including a Vero sink basin, a Starck shower tray and the wall-mounted “WaterSense” approved D-code toilet.
The “Solar Roofpod” brought in over 10,000 visitors in 10 days. “Team New York” also ranked fourth in Communications.