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SCORES & STANDINGS

We proudly announce that VIRTUe ended sixth place in the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018! In total, we scored 862.38 out of the 1000 available points. Virginia Tech (USA) scored first place, UOW (Australia) became second and Baitykool (France) became third. The total score is composed of separate scores for ten different contests. We scored best on Communication and Sustainable Transportation, where we were awarded second place. For almost all of the other contests, we also scored well with more than 80% of the available points and a fourth or fifth rank.

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ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

94/100

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SUSTAINABILITY

89.47/100

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COMMUNICATION

79.13/80

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

71.2/80

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ARCHITECTURE

83/100

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION

78.95/80

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT

116.61/140

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HOUSE FUNCTIONING

82.5/120

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INNOVATION

67.63/80

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COMFORT CONDITIONS

97.9/120

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VISION

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VIRTUe strives for smart technology, sustainable building and city planning for solving environmental, social and economical sustainability problems.

ABOUT

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We are a Dutch student team from Eindhoven University of Technology. Follow us on our journey to design, build & operate the world’s most sustainable house for the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 in Dubai!

MISSION

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VIRTUe is building a house and designing an urban concept that connects people and technologies.

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LATEST NEWS

Vlog #14 Start of the competition

November 26th, 2018|

So VIRTUe finished the house, but what’s next? Check out the first week of the competition in which we have some VIP visits, the first juried tours and also the first results!

Vlog #13 The day we march into the desert

November 15th, 2018|

Team VIRTUe marches into the desert in Dubai! See what happens next in our latest vlog!

Vlog #12 Cycling around the Solar Hai

November 9th, 2018|

”This is not only created by students, but also done and implemented by students, and that makes it even more special” Guess whose quote this is – find out in our new vlog!

SOCIAL

1 week ago

~ THE END ~

LINQ has been demounted and the team is starting to prepare for the travel back home tomorrow.

We would like to thank the Solar Decathlon Middle East for organizing this unforgettable ... See more

WHY?

As the engineers of the future, we have a responsibility to tackle global sustainability problems. These problems are not just environmental but also social and economic.

In Dubai, with its tropical desert climate and extensive city growth, it is even more urgent to overcome these challenges. We want to show the world our solution to a more sustainable built environment at the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018.

HOW?

Our concept, LINQ connected to improve, is unique; LINQ lets smart technologies complement and strengthen each other, LINQ stimulates people to use, personalize and learn from these technologies and LINQ creates a social environment in which people interact and share experiences with each other. This way, LINQ connects people and technologies to improve efficiency, collaboration and quality of life of current and future generations.

WHAT?

The concept of LINQ is translated into an apartment complex with the same name, to be located in an existing neighborhood in Dubai. This neighborhood is transformed into a lively community, diverse in terms of people, functions and opportunities for interaction. LINQ contains social facilities and a lush green atrium connecting different floors and shared spaces. It runs on a net-zero solar energy system, innovative technologies and a smart system that stimulates the users to live in an efficient and sustainable way.

On the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018, we portray our vision by building one of the apartments of LINQ.