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Sustainable Office Award Program (SOAP)
The Sustainable Office Award Program was created to help campus departments identify sustainable practices already in place and enable University employees to work together and develop a plan for their department to expand these practices. In an effort to make sustainability collaboration easier and more effective, this program has been replaced with the Workplace and Faculty Sustainability Liaison groups.
The Solar Decathlon Team was a group of undergraduate students that designed and built a completely solar-powered home each year to compete in the annual international Solar Decathlon sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Their entries into the 2007 and 2009 Solar Decathlons both earned 3rd place in the competition. Their 2013 entry placed 5th in engineering and 11th overall. Note: both 2007 and 2009 solar houses are permanently in operation on the SCU campus. In an effort to design a more fully functioning home, this program has been replaced by the Tiny House Competition.