In October the University's entry, ICON house, took fifth place in the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition, marking its initial participation in the competition. Icon house was the result of two full years of intensive work by 150 students in various disciplines ranging from architecture and design to engineering and construction.
Architect Peter Hilger advised students working on the University of Minnesota's Solar Decathlon entry, ICON house. On Thursday, November 5, 2009, 7 p.m., in the Continuing Education and Conference Center, Hilger presents the November edition of the College of Continuing Education's Headliners event: The Journey of Solar Decathlon 2009: A View from the Trenches. Hilger, who as taught classes in the College of Design, will recount the team's adventure in making ICON house a reality. Registration is available on the College of Continuing Education Web site.