Team NY #1 in People’s Choice Award on first day

Team New York is number one in the People’s Choice Award within 24 hours! However, lets keep the momentum going.

Kind words from CCNY President:

TEAM NEW YORK – and City College – need your vote!

I’m sure that you’ve heard by now that TEAM NEW YORK is the group of City College engineering and architecture students who are now in DC, competing to win the prestigious Solar Decathlon with the Solar Roof Pod – Metro called it “a penthouse with a purpose, ” a practical solution for energy-efficient living in the city. We are now in the final phase of this two-year, once-in-a-lifetime educational experience. City’s remarkable students not only designed the Pod and the sustainable technology it contains, they helped raise more than $1.4 million, and logged hundreds and hundreds of hours building the working prototype on the roof of Marshak, and then dismantling and rebuilding it in our nation’s capitol. And of course they couldn’t have done it without the dedication and support of our faculty and the extraordinary generosity of our alumni.

Now, it’s “crunch time.” TEAM NEW YORK’s Solar Roof Pod is open to 400,000 expected visitors in DC, and over the course of the next ten days competes for first prize. As the only entry to tackle urban sustainability, I believe we have a good chance to win the competition.

We want more than first place in the official competition, however – and this is where you come in! Vote for TEAM NEW YORK’s Solar Roofpod To WIN the US Department of Energy: Solar Decathlon People’s Choice Award. Go to TEAM NEW YORK’s website or download this Quick Response (QR) image and scan it with your smart phone.

Voting lasts until September 30 – but don’t wait. Vote now – and let’s send the entire nation a message about City College and TEAM NEW YORK!


Lisa S. Coico
President- City College of New York

Solar Decathlon People's Choice Award


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