On June 28th, starting at 3PM at the Center for Sustainable Development, TeamMTL's student team from McGill and Concordia universities will hold a press conference followed by a networking reception to celebrate their departure to China where they will represent Canada at the Solar Decathlon 2018 competition.
MONTREAL, June 27, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - TeamMTL invites you to meet its team members at a press conference followed by a networking reception to celebrate the team's departure for China where they will participate in the Solar Decathlon China 2018 competition and present their Deep-Performance Dwelling.
The event will start at 3PM with a press conference that will last 1 hour, after which you are welcome to stay at the Center for Sustainable Development for a networking-reception with the students and professors from the team as well as their sponsors and partners. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the project and chat with the team members around a glass of sake and some dumplings. There will be an exhibition area and a series of speeches from team members and project partners. The reception will end at 8PM.
The reception will start with speeches by M. Jean Séguin, Assistant Deputy-Minister of External Trade for the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation, as well as Mrs. Geneviève Fournier, Vice-President – Customers at Hydro-Québec.
About TeamMTL, the Deep-Performance Dwelling and the Solar Decathlon China 2018
TeamMTL is a collaboration between McGill and Concordia universities, participating in the Solar Decathlon China 2018 international competition. Originally launched in 2002 by the Department of Energy of the United States, the competition challenges each team to design and build a net-zero energy, solar-powered and fully equipped home for a family unit. Each home is evaluated according to quantitative and qualitative criteria organized in 10 different contests.
TeamMTL's Deep-Performance Dwelling is a row-house designed specifically for Montreal's urban context. It features exceptionally high performance regarding energy efficiency, comfort, well-being, durability, affordability, and ecological awareness. The house was built in Montreal in summer 2017, before being disassembled in order to be built again in China during the competition, which will be held at Dezhou, the "Sun city" of China from July 9th until August 17th 2018.
For further information: Sophie Jemtrud, Communications Coordinator,+1 (514) 895-4244, http://www.teammtl.ca/