Deceuninck Products Featured in Solar Decathlon Competition
Deceuninck North America contributed several new window and door designs and decking material to West Virginia University as part of the university’s participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, held Oct. 3 to 13, 2013 in Irvine, Calif., according to an Oct. 3 Deceuninck release. The competition challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency wins.
Deceuninck provided its Revolution Tilt and Turn windows, Genius window system, ICON 8000 series of windows and doors, and Clubhouse Decking and Railings.
“The objective of the Solar Decathlon is to design and build a home that focuses on energy efficiency, so Deceuninck’s latest technologies were implemented to improve the energy rating for WVU’s house,” said Filip Geeraert, president and CEO of Deceuninck, in the release.
WVU’s design philosophy for its Solar Decathlon house was Preserving Energy with Appalachian Knowledge, or PEAK. It invites residents to embrace a new Appalachian way of living with a contemporary, mountaineer design that blends subtly with automated smart systems, according to the release. PEAK integrates innovative technologies and passive design techniques to maximize energy efficiency and support sustainable design practices and approaches.