About the EcoHouse Design Competition

The Research Council

The EcoHouse Design Competition (EHDC), sponsored by The Research Council (TRC) of Oman, strives to develop the research and innovative thinking skills of Oman’s youth and foster awareness of sustainable social and economic development.

From TRC’s website:

The EcoHouse Design Competition is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate eco-friendly houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends consumer appeal and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

TRC derived the core competition structure and rules from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Then, TRC adapted the competition to the unique climatic, social, and economic conditions of Oman.

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