Aggie Solar Light Pipe team returns
to EPA sustainability competition


One year after their solar light pipe design — a system for transporting natural light into the interior of buildings — won the a national sustainability competition sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the student team from the Texas A&M College of Architecture returned to the Washington, D.C. event to showcase their progress on the project.

The EPA’s P3 — People, Prosperity, and the Planet — Program, held April 16–17 on the National Mall, is a unique annual college competition for designing solutions for a sustainable future. The 2011 competition was held in conjunction with the EPA’s 7th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo.

Details on the Aggie’s Phase II P3 entry, “Horizontal Hybrid Solar Light Pipe: An Integrated System of Daylight and Electric Light,” are available on the P3 website.

An article with details on the team’s winning entry at the 2010 competition is also available online.


- Posted: Apr. 12, 2011 -

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Contact:   Phillip Rollfing, or 979.458.0442.


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