PUBLIKATION Los Angeles Times LISI Los Angeles 2013
Solar Decathlon 2013 winner is Team Austria; UNLV finishes second
Austrian students from the Vienna University of Technology edged out the University of Nevada Las Vegas and 17 other collegiate teams Saturday in Irvine to win the 2013 Solar Decathlon, the closest finish to the sustainable house design competition since it started 11 years ago.
Like 100-meter sprinters separated by hundredths of a second, Team Austria beat UNLV by 4.35 points out of a possible 1,000. Czech Technical University placed third, just 2.43 points behind UNLV.
Early leader Stanford dropped to fifth place, USC finished 10th, and a combined team from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Caltech ended 14th ...