November 1, 2013
The team of students from ASU and the University of New Mexico competed in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon and scored fifth in the architecture category and sixth in the engineering category among 20 participating teams.
"This was a notable collaboration between ASU programs in design, engineering and sustainability, and programs from the University of New Mexico," says Michael Underhill, interim dean for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
The ASU team was composed of students and faculty leaders from The Design School in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and the School of Sustainability. Called aSUNm, the team created an affordable energy-efficient home for a desert landscape.