In October we immersed our self deeply into wind, solar and alternative energy as well as green and sustainable building techniques at the Solar Decathlon, a solar house competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy at the Mall of Washington, D.C..
In addition we thoroughly enjoyed a daylong and enlightening Solar Symposium and workshop at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. during the Solar Decathlon entitled: “Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Building in Germany and the USA.” and met with German and American experts in the field of alternative energies.
We discussed many current issues in alternative energy and helped to celebrate the winner of the 2009 Solar Decathlon, the German group of students from ‘Technische Universität Darmstadt’ during the evening reception at the Goethe Institute in Washington, D.C.
Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Building in Germany and the USA
Returning from a business trip to Switzerland we took the route back via Washington, D.C. for pleasant and informative meetings with the new German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and other German political leaders.
With updated and broadened information, as well as deepened & strengthened business and political connections we returned to our office.