One Team in One City

Since DU joined UC Berkeley for the Solar Decathlon a few months ago, members from both schools have been coordinating through numerous emails, phone calls, and video conferences. However today they’ll finally meet and begin to collaborate face-to-face! UC Berkeley arrives in Denver today and the entire RISE team is excited to start working in … Continue reading One Team in One City

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Building Up Richmond

The RISE team has chosen to design a house targeted towards low or middle income families struggling in the Bay Area housing crisis. Richmond, California specifically, a community close to the home of one of our partner colleges, UCB, needs a sustainable home solution. The Richmond community struggles in various ways. For example, the overall … Continue reading Building Up Richmond

Solar Decathlon and Sustainable Reconstruction in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

In just over a month, five of our Solar Decathlon team members will be taking their building and design skills to Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. Their mission: rebuilding communities that were devastated by the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck the Pacific coast in April. Joan Gibbons, Brenton Krieger, Michelle Margolies, Alani Aguerre, and Briana Salmon will … Continue reading Solar Decathlon and Sustainable Reconstruction in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador