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SCORES & STANDINGS

We proudly announce that VIRTUe ended sixth place in the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018! In total, we scored 862.38 out of the 1000 available points. Virginia Tech (USA) scored first place, UOW (Australia) became second and Baitykool (France) became third. The total score is composed of separate scores for ten different contests. We scored best on Communication and Sustainable Transportation, where we were awarded second place. For almost all of the other contests, we also scored well with more than 80% of the available points and a fourth or fifth rank.

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ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

94/100

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SUSTAINABILITY

89.47/100

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COMMUNICATION

79.13/80

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

71.2/80

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ARCHITECTURE

83/100

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION

78.95/80

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT

116.61/140

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HOUSE FUNCTIONING

82.5/120

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INNOVATION

67.63/80

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COMFORT CONDITIONS

97.9/120

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VISION

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VIRTUe strives for smart technology, sustainable building and city planning for solving environmental, social and economical sustainability problems.

ABOUT

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We are a Dutch student team from Eindhoven University of Technology. Follow us on our journey to design, build & operate the world’s most sustainable house for the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 in Dubai!

MISSION

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VIRTUe is building a house and designing an urban concept that connects people and technologies.

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LATEST NEWS

Vlog #17: Demounting LINQ!

December 23rd, 2018|

We are closing our Dubai chapter with the last vlog of Team VIRTUe’s first generation! We demounted LINQ and the team travelled back to the Netherlands. At the moment, LINQ is on the boat and in a few months we will make a decision about where to rebuild LINQ and we start recruiting the next VIRTUe team! We would like to thank you all for your support, and wish you all a Merry Chirstmas and see you in 2019!

Vlog #16 Final award ceremony!

December 5th, 2018|

Ready for some tension, excitement and great fun? Watch our latest vlog about the last days of the SDME2018! In case you’re curious about our achievements within the different contests of the SDME, visit the home page of our website: www.teamvirtue.nl

Vlog #15 Bregje and Joep take over!

December 3rd, 2018|

The competition is in full swing! Watch our latest vlog to learn more about juried tours, dinner parties and award ceremonies. Also be aware of Bregje and Joep taking over!

SOCIAL

6 days ago
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VIRTUE network news!! Our partners FEK Metaal and Kameleon Solar launched a new innovation during last month's Building Holland: the SNNY solar balustrades.

We are proud that VIRTUe piloted this ... See more

WHY?

As the engineers of the future, we have a responsibility to tackle global sustainability problems. These problems are not just environmental but also social and economic.

In Dubai, with its tropical desert climate and extensive city growth, it is even more urgent to overcome these challenges. We want to show the world our solution to a more sustainable built environment at the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018.

HOW?

Our concept, LINQ connected to improve, is unique; LINQ lets smart technologies complement and strengthen each other, LINQ stimulates people to use, personalize and learn from these technologies and LINQ creates a social environment in which people interact and share experiences with each other. This way, LINQ connects people and technologies to improve efficiency, collaboration and quality of life of current and future generations.

WHAT?

The concept of LINQ is translated into an apartment complex with the same name, to be located in an existing neighborhood in Dubai. This neighborhood is transformed into a lively community, diverse in terms of people, functions and opportunities for interaction. LINQ contains social facilities and a lush green atrium connecting different floors and shared spaces. It runs on a net-zero solar energy system, innovative technologies and a smart system that stimulates the users to live in an efficient and sustainable way.

On the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018, we portray our vision by building one of the apartments of LINQ.