July 22: Proud Green Home Publication

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07/22/11 Proud Green Home: July update on the solar roof pod
07/22/11 Proud Green Home: July update on the solar roof pod

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What the Solar Roof Pod Means to Us

Architecture and Engineering students taking a lunch break with a pizza party
Back Row (left to right): Karl Francis, Asher Salzberg, Pablo Patino, Wallace Ng, Ivan Uquillas, Melissa Lopez,
George Fahim, Iskra Petrova, Francisco Arias, Samuel Mikhail
Front Row (left to right): Farah Ahmad, Shwuyi (Sue) Liu, Nisu Quayum, Fredy Urichima

The Solar Roof Pod is the treasured trophy of a group of Architecture students
at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. It is the product of nearly
two years of research, design, construction, and operation. After its acceptance into
the Solar Decathlon, the Solar Roof Pod became more than a design on paper. Our
Solar Roof Pod has turned many heads, as we began as a group of SSA students, and
set forth into a global and prestigious competition. It became a collaborative learning
process between architecture and engineering students, which is rare in University
education. It transformed architecture students into construction workers. It turned us
into agents of real estate marketing. It turned us into persuasive presenters, making us
public speakers at forums all over New York City, such as the Mayor’s Office and the
Museum of the City of New York. In short, it has given us the confidence to pursue our
careers as Architects, providing supplemental key skills: engineering, construction, and
communication.
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LaGuardia Community College Visits The Solar Roof Pod

Photograph of faculty advisor Christian Volkmann presenting the Solar Roof Pod to 30 college students visiting from LaGuardia Community College (LCC).

On Wednesday, July 20th, a group of approximately 30 college students from LaGuardia Community College (LCC) visited the active construction site of Team New York’s competition entry for the Solar Decathlon, the Solar Roof Pod. Many were aspiring engineering students. Team New York faculty advisor Christian Volkmann presented the project to the students who were pleasantly surprised to see students walking around in hardhats, assuming the role of construction workers.
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UPDATE: Arnold Glas Press Release

UPDATE: We were mentioned on our sponsor ARNOLD GLAS’s Ornilux homepage!

Arnold Glas, one of Team New York’s sponsors, is providing a bird-safe glazing for the Solar Roof Pod. When the representative from Arnold Glas came to the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, and presented Ornilux, Vacurex, and Dekorex windows to us, we knew the glass product was a perfect candidate for our project. Millions of birds die each year from collisions into buildings. The product’s integration with the Solar Roof Pod minimizes such accidents. Continue reading

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Solar Decathlon at MCNY

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06/20/11 Harvesting the Sun: Solar Power in New York City

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Buildipedia feature

Check it out, we were featured on Buildipedia.

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Featured on Buildipedia
Featured on Buildipedia

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June 29th: Proud Green Home Publication

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06/29/11 Proud Green Home: Solar power potential for New York City
06/29/11 Proud Green Home: Solar power potential for New York City

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June 13th: Proud Green Home Publication

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06/13/11 Proud Green Home: Summer Construction Advancing for Team New York
06/13/11 Proud Green Home: Summer Construction Advancing for Team New York

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Older Publications

Open House New York: 4-12-11 Team New York ohny.org

Oculus: Spring 2011 It Takes More Than A Village

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Older Proud Green Home Publications

Our publications on ProudGreenHome.com

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Proud Green Home 05/09/11
Proud Green Home 05/09/11

Proud Green Home 04/19/11
Proud Green Home 04/19/11

Proud Green Home 02/22/11
Proud Green Home 02/22/11

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